An Israeli lawmaker challenged the Health Ministry’s figures on the coronavirus pandemic, telling a senior ministry official Sunday afternoon that a number of people who died of other, preexisting conditions were wrongly included in the death toll.
MK Yulia Malinovsky (Yisrael Beytenu) interrupted Deputy Director-General of the Health Ministry Prof. Itamar Grotto as he cited ministry data to the Knesset’s Coronavirus Committee Sunday showing that over 400 people have died as a result of the coronavirus thus far.
Malinovsky challenged the number, saying that some of the fatalities included in the coronavirus death toll were patients who died of other causes while they were also infected with the virus.
“They didn’t die from the coronavirus, that’s a mistake,” said Malinovsky. “You’re deceiving the public.”
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