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Israel: 100 respiratory ventilators arrive from US

One hundred respiratory ventilators purchased by the Defense Ministry from the United States arrive at Ben Gurion Airport today.

Hebrew language website Ynet reports that the ventilators, critical in the treatment of severly ill COVID-19 patients, were transported from the West Coast to Defense Ministry warehouses in New York before being sent to Israel on a cargo flight.

There are currently 123 patients on respiratory ventilation in Israel, with close to 3,000 respiratory ventilators now available.

Earlier today a plane carrying enough chemical reagents to conduct some 100,000 PCR coronavirus tests and some 50,000 personal protective suits for medical staff arrived in Israel from South Korea.