Israeli confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 1,000 per day for the first time.
On Friday morning, Health officials reported 1,107 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24-hour period bringing the number of people ill with the virus to 9,618.
325 people have died from coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic.
There are 70 people hospitalized in serious condition of which 27 are on ventilators.
Testing has also increased to a record-breaking 24,000 on Thursday with a 4.5% rate of confirmed cases detected.
In the past week, 24 additional COVID-19 patients have become seriously ill and nine have succumbed to the virus
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday reintroduced restrictions on public gatherings as coronavirus continues to rapidly fan out throughout the country including a limit of up to 20 people at closed spaces - such residential homes; and a limit of 50 people at bars, clubs, event halls, and synagogues.
A decision concerning the opening of restaurants was put off for a later date due to internal disputes between the ministries of health and finance.
Netanyahu said that if Israel wishes to keep the economy going, certain restrictions must be introduced to combat the continued spread of coronavirus.
"The virus is not gone, it is still here and kicking," said Netanyahu. "I stressed that opening up the economy is contingent on the health guidelines."
Ministers announced no new restrictions on public transportation and shopping centers since their opening is contingent upon adhering to public health regulations.
First published: 09:15 , 07.03.20