Israel, as of Friday, has more than 10,000 active coronavirus patients, Ynet reported on Friday evening. This is the first time the country reached such a figure.
The country also had 77 coronavirus patients who are in critical condition, a report released before Shabbat started claimed, on July 1 the country had 56 such cases. Some 69 patients are in moderate condition, an increase from the 48 reported a week ago. Some 279 people are now in hospital with COVID-19, a week ago the figure was 189.
A study released by Hebrew University predicts over 100 persons will die as a result of COVID-19 in the next few weeks and that, unless the situation changes, the country will face the choice of imposing a nation-wide shut-down or risk a collapse of its health service.