The number of serious coronavirus patients in need of a ventilator has reached a record high 139, the Health Ministry said Monday evening.
The last record was set on April 13 and saw Israel reach 137 intubated patients.
Six more patients have succumbed to complications of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the nation's virus-related fatalities to 1,026.
Health authorities have confirmed 2,234 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 1,790 cases since the morning hours – 7.2% of all coronavirus tests conducted yielded positive results, a long haul from the morning's 12% of all tests.
There are currently 912 COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the country.
The government has suspended its plans to impose a night curfew on 40 communities with high coronavirus contagion rates, Hebrew media reported Monday.
According to outlet Walla News, talks with the communities and preparations toward the curfew haven’t been completed yet. The localized curfews are slated to come into effect on Tuesday night instead.
In other reports, it was suggested that several municipalities objected to being put on the “red zone” list as deliberations on the matter continued.