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Government reportedly readying for more than 2,400 serious COVID cases

Illustrative image: Herzog hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the coronavirus ward of Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem, July 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Illustrative image: Herzog hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the coronavirus ward of Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem, July 29, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The government is reportedly preparing itself to be able to handle 2,400 serious coronavirus cases within a month.

According to Ynet, ministers discussed a plan yesterday to hire more doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel in order to prepare for a sharp rise in serious hospitalized COVID cases. Currently, 694 people in Israel with COVID are hospitalized and 400 are in serious condition.

The report indicates that the government believes that by the end of August, there could be 2,400 people hospitalized and 1,200 in serious condition, and by the 10th of September, those figures could jump to 4,800 in hospital and 2,400 serious.

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