The Health Ministry said on Friday that 226 people have tested positive for coronavirus over the last 24 hours.
On Thursday, for the first time since the peak of the epidemic in April, the number of newly discovered coronavirus cases has surpassed 200, and reaching 242 newly daily diagnosed cases.
Another alarming statistic is the number of positive tests in the daily tests conducted. As in the previous four days, the percentage of positive tests was higher than 1%.
The number of tests conducted daily continues to be very high. More than 18,000 tests were done on Wednesday, and on Thursday approximately 15,482 coronavirus tests were performed.
According to the most recent data, 195 people were diagnosed with the virus on Thursday.
And while the Health Ministry claims the number of patients in serious condition remains the same - the National Security Council, which publishes the updated numbers on a daily basis- says there has been surge in the number of seriously ill patients.
According to the data published by the NSC - after a prolonged period of more than a week in which the number of patients in serious condition ranged from 28 to 31- on Friday the number reached 37.
According to the Health Ministry, however, the number of patients in serious condition stands at 34.
Additional data provided by the Health Ministry shows 37 new coronavirus patients have been diagnosed in Tel Aviv, 20 in Jerusalem, 18 in Bnei Berak, and 11 in Petah Tikva.
According to recent data, the numbers of coronavirus patients who require a ventilator has gone up by one, and now stands at 25 - while the number of fatalities from the virus still stands at 300.
According to the Health Ministry, the number of days it takes for the number of coronavirus patients to double itself now stands at 66 days compared to 99 days only last week.
Also, the number of patients diagnosed on Friday is twice that of 67 days ago.