MDA: 2,200 People in Israel Received Medical Treatment on Yom Kippur

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magen-david-adom1Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency services said it treated some 2,200 people during Yom Kippur.

According to MDA, 50 people fainted while fasting and 16 people required resuscitation. In addition, 102 pregnant women were taken to hospitals for delivery and 162 children from non-religious damilies were treated for injuries related to bicycling, skateboarding and roller-skating on the empty streets – acitivities not quite in the Yom Kippur spirit.

On Sunday, prior to the beginning of the fast, 38 people were hurt in 18 traffic accidents across the country.

{Yair Israel/Ynet}


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