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Jerusalem :: Mourning first COVID-19 death in Israel

Israel’s first recorded death due to the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) occurred in Jerusalem today. The patient, Aryeh Even, was 88-years-old at the time of his passing earlier today. Unfortunately, his family was unable to be with him in the last days of his life due to the necessary quarantine in place. The entire Israel mourns his loss and stand with his family during their time of mourning.

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Israel’s first virus fatality named as 88-year-old Holocaust survivor Aryeh Even

Article Courtesy: Times of Israel

Israel’s first fatality in the coronavirus pandemic was on Saturday named as 88-year-old Holocaust survivor Aryeh Even.
In a statement, Even’s family said they regretted that they were unable to be by his side for his final moments.
“He was a dear and beloved man, living a full life, devoted to his family, a strong man until the end. We are sorry to have passed his last days and moments at a time when his family members were prevented from being by his side.”
Even immigrated to Israel alone from Hungary in 1949. He is survived by four children, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center said late Friday that Even had been admitted in very serious condition with multiple preexisting conditions. Despite intensive treatment, including being resuscitated from heart failure, his state deteriorated rapidly and he died, the hospital said.

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