Israel on Thursday saw more than 2,800 new daily coronavirus cases for the second day in a row.
The Ministry of Health said Wednesday that they performed more than 80,000 coronavirus tests, 2,802 of which returned positive, setting the epilepsy rate at 3.5%.
There are currently 400 Israelis in hospital in critical condition with COVID-19, 150 of whom are on air conditioners.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Israel, 3,033 Israelis have died as a result of coronavirus complications, with five patients dying Wednesday alone.
The infectivity coefficient (R) is now at 1.28 in the general population and 1.58 in the ultra-orthodox region.
The government said last week that if the average number of daily cases reaches 2,500 or the infectious coefficient rises to 1.32, it will implement the “strict restriction” policy for at least three weeks. . This includes, among other things, the closure of the trade sector and the education system in “red” and “orange” cities.