With the number of Covid-19 cases still in the thousands each day, the corona cabinet is to meet Wednesday to debate about further restricting people’s lives beyond the current three-week partial closure that began this past weekend.

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein and corona czar Prof. Ronni Gamzu warn of a medical system that is almost at the breaking point. Six of the biggest hospitals are at, or over, capacity in their corona wards, with fully half of the 1,300 patients in serious condition, including 170 on ventilators.

Hebrew University researchers released a report Sunday night that said that the death toll, which is currently 1,256, could reach 3,000 by the end of November if the closure is not drastically tightened.