As of Friday evening, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel stands at 15,058, while 194 patients have succumbed to the disease, health officials confirmed.
Of the latest number, 137 patients are in serious condition, a rise of 1.4% in the past 24 hours, including 102 in need of ventilator support. At least 102 patients are in moderate condition, no change in the past 24 hours.
Some 8,622 patients have mild symptoms.
The number of Israelis who have recovered from the virus now stands at 6,003. The number of recoveries has now exceeded the number of new diagnoses for the ninth day in a row.
There are currently 409 coronavirus patients receiving treatment in hospitals while 5,884 people are fighting the virus at home.
Another 2,374 people are currently receiving treatment in specially designated hotels and 197 are awaiting a decision on whether they will be treated.
In the meantime, a number of neighborhoods in the Haredi city of Beit Shemesh as well as in the southern city of Netivot, will be under lockdown for five days starting Sunday, a special Knesset committee in charge of combating coronavirus has announced.
The decision to impose a lockdown was made after the two cities recorded a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 infections over the past few days.
The lockdown is set to start on Sunday at 6am and end on Friday at 6am.