Last Week MDA Teams Sampled 113,889 people.

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak MDA teams sampled more than 2,200,000 people.

Over the past 8 months the samples were performed at a variety of sites nationwide, in private homes, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes as part of the “Protecting Fathers and Mothers” project, educational institutions, and in MDA Drive and Test facilities.

MDA is continuing to operate the Drive and Test facilities, whilst also carrying out testing in nursing homes and long-term care facilities throughout the country. In addition, as needed, MDA teams will sample those who are homebound.

Latest Coronavirus Numbers

To date, MDA sampled 4,425 travellers who returned to Israel from abroad at a special stand in Ben Gurion airport.

In addition, MDA Paramedics have taken 3,000 serological tests, and evacuated thousands of confirmed patients from their home for hospitalisation. 

MDA’s 101 Emergency Call Centres also show a significant increase in citizen inquiries, which reached 12,700 calls a day this week, an increase of about 210% compared to a routine day.

Along with taking more 2,200,000 of samples for Coronavirus, MDA blood services continue to collect plasma from those who have recovered from the Coronavirus for the treatment of severely ill patients and the production of a passive vaccine. To date, those who have recovered from Coronavirus have donated approximately 9,918 plasma units. 3,104 units have been given to 1,552 Coronavirus patients in moderate and severe condition (2 units each).

MDA is continuing its activity of sampling in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, the Home Front Command and the four HMOs and carrying out verified patients’ transfers to hospitalisation, all in addition to the organization’s routine and emergency activities.