The National Coronavirus Information and Knowledge Center and the Health Ministry reported on Tuesday 1,057 new cases of coronavirus, marking the second time within a week the number of daily positive diagnoses exceeds 1,000.
In the last 24 hours, two Israelis have succumbed to complications of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, raising the national death toll from the pathogen to 338.
Among 12,717 patients currently battling the virus, 86 are in serious condition, out of which 36 are on to ventilators.
The Health Ministry reported that 23,046 coronavirus tests were conducted on Monday.
Since the onset of the pandemic in the country, 31,186 Israelis have tested positive for coronavirus and at least 18,131 patients have recovered so far.
The Knesset passed a law in the early hours of Tuesday to shorten the legislative process and bypass the need for parliamentary approval on decisions surrounding newly implemented coronavirus restrictions.
The legislation gives the government authority to declare a state of emergency due to the pandemic and make changes to coronavirus restrictions, and only then seek Knesset's approval.
Under the legislation, the government can declare a state of emergency without Knesset approval when it believes “there is a real risk that the virus will spread and pose serious harm to public health if no action is taken.”