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Hospital to no longer accept geriatric COVID patients due to burden on virus wards — report

Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital will no longer accept geriatric COVID-19 patients due to the large number of people being treated in its coronavirus wards, the Haaretz daily reports.

The hospital says it has been unable to find a facility to send 25 geriatric patients who no longer require treatment, leading to the burden on the COVID departments, according to the newspaper.

Ichilov, which is currently treating 110 coronavirus patients, also complains of difficulties in sending patients to other hospitals that have a greater capacity to treat those sick with COVID-19.

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