The Health Ministry reported Monday evening that there are 524 coronavirus patients in serious condition across the country's hospitals and 142 of them are receiving respiratory assistance from ventilators.
Health authorities also reported 2,984 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus since midnight, about 10% of some 30,000 coronavirus tests conducted.
Moreover, 11 Israelis passed away since midnight due to complications of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, raising the national virus-related fatalities to 1,136.
Since the onset of the pandemic in Israel, 118,547 patients have made a full recovery.
Israel is ranked 24th in the world in the total number of coronavirus cases since the outbreak began, after Germany and Indonesia and before Ukraine and Canada.
There are currently 39,592 active carriers of the pathogen throughout the country. The capital of Jerusalem has the most active cases with 4,901, then followed by Bnei Brak and Ashdod with 2,358 and 1,446 patients respectively. Rounding up the top five are Tel Aviv and Petah Tikva with 1,038 and 1,003 active coronavirus cases respectively.
The government voted on Sunday for a nationwide coronavirus lockdown that will take effect on Friday, 2pm. The decision includes restrictions on movement limiting Israelis to no more than 500 meters from home while part of the economy would be allowed to continue.
Restaurants, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment and recreation would all banned.
Schools will also be ordered to close for all age groups and public transportation will operate on a limited basis.
Minister approved special consideration for prayer services during the High Holidays with synagogues instructed to limit prayer indoors.