Maternity wards in most of Israel’s hospitals are at capacity, with some mothers being referred to other departments and others having their being delivered in hallways, Ynet reported Thursday.
Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva broke its all-time record for births in any given month with 1,518 deliveries in July. That’s almost an increase of 10 percentage points over the 1,395 births recorded there in July 2017.
The Israeli hospital with the second-largest number of births, Ichilov Hospital near Bnei Brak, saw 1,014 births in July – nearly 10 percentage points above that hospital’s monthly average of 916 births. Smaller hospitals also saw a noticeable increase.
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