Outgoing Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov voiced concern over the rising number of coronavirus infections.
"We need to work off the assumption that we are in the middle of an outbreak of unknown proportions," Bar Siman Tov said in a meeting.
According to sources involved in the meeting, Bar Siman Tov used the term "second wave."
However, in a conversation with N12, he said: "I don't think that there needs to be a second wave in Israel, if we act appropriately, but we have a rise in infections and it is clear, true, and tangible, and it'll take time until we understand its true proportions."
Meanwhile, over 200 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus since Friday morning, bringing the total number of active coronavirus cases to 2,372. Of those, 2,271 patients are doing well, while 36 are in moderate condition and 29 are in serious condition. Twenty-three patients are on ventilators.
One Israeli died over the weekend, bringing the number of coronavirus fatalities to 295.