The Israeli media reported on the meeting of the Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz with the directors of the hospitals.
The minister was presented with the scenario of the omicron epidemic in Israel, according to which 99% will be infected with this option population, and at the peak the number of seriously ill people will be 2,750.
In the & ldquo; optimistic & rdquo; According to the omicron epidemic in South Africa, the number of critically ill patients with the omicron strain is five times less than with the delta strain. At the same time, the number of days of hospitalization for omicron is reduced to six – compared with eight for the delta.
It should be noted that in Britain, where the number of new infections is estimated at tens of thousands per day, there are currently only 850 seriously ill , of which a significant part is not with omicron, but with delta.
The Ministry of Health, meanwhile, has ordered the opening of children's coronavirus departments in Ichilov, Sheba, Hadassah, Soroka and Rambam hospitals. The Ministry of Health is also purchasing additional ECMO machines. In the coming days, it is expected to obtain permission from the Ministry of Finance to add 110 beds in intensive care units.
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