The Health Ministry reports over 2,000 new cases of coronavirus so far Monday, with several hours still to go in the day.
The last time more than 2,000 new cases were recorded in a day was October 10, when 2,343 new cases were confirmed.
However, serious hospitalizations remain steady, dropping slightly from 87 reported Monday morning to 84.
In total, 134 patients are hospitalized, out of over 14,000 active cases nationwide.
Prof. Dror Mevorach of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital tells Army Radio that the Jerusalem medical center reopened its COVID ward earlier in the day when the number of patients reached 12.
“There’s evidence that the number will go up. We still don’t have any Omicron patients, but the majority are, of course, unvaccinated,” he says.