Who has died from COVID-19? Health Ministry provides new data

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The oldest person who died was 102 years old. Two 19 year olds also fell victim to the disease.

Jerusalemites wearing face masks for fear of coronavirus  walk on Jaffa road in the City Center of Jerusalem on July 12, 2020. Israel has seen a spike of new COVID-19 cases,  cabinet ministers imposed new restrictions on public gatherings in a bid to stem the rising infection rate of the coronavirus (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Jerusalemites wearing face masks for fear of coronavirus walk on Jaffa road in the City Center of Jerusalem on July 12, 2020. Israel has seen a spike of new COVID-19 cases, cabinet ministers imposed new restrictions on public gatherings in a bid to stem the rising infection rate of the coronavirus
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

The average age of the people who have died in Israel from the novel coronavirus is 80.4, according to data shared by the Health Ministry on Thursday.

The number aligns with data provided by the United States. According to Worldometer, three-quarters (74%) of all US deaths from COVID-19 have been people over the age of 65, and half (49%) were over 75.The data set for Israel included 970 entries – 514 men (53%), 455 women (47%) and one whose gender was listed as unknown.
The oldest person in Israel who has died of COVID-19 was 102. Two 19-year-olds have died.

In the US, some 62% of people who died were male, and 38% were female.Jerusalem has more than twice as many people who have died from coronavirus (149) than Bnei Brak (73), which has the second most. Tel Aviv is third with 64.

Other cities with more than 15 people who have died include: Ashdod (22), Bat Yam (42), Beersheba (21), Hadera (21), Haifa (18), Holon (30), Kiryat Gat (16), Netanya (24), Petah Tikva (25), Ramat Gan (34), Ramle (29), Rehovot (22) and Rishon Lezion (35).In cities in which fewer than 15 people have died from COVID-19, a total of 345 people have succumbed to the disease, the Health Ministry reported.

There were 345 people who were listed as dying in cities in which less than 15 people passed away from COVID-19.

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