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Zero daily Covid deaths reported in Israel for first time in 10 months

Latest figures showed the death toll remained unchanged at 6,346 as the Jewish state heads towards heard immunity with 5 million vaccinated

A medical worker prepares a vaccine against the COVID-19 at a municipality vaccine center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec. 31, 2020. (Gideon Markowicz/JINI via Xinhua)
A medical worker prepares a vaccine against the COVID-19 at a municipality vaccine center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec. 31, 2020. (Gideon Markowicz/JINI via Xinhua)

No daily Covid deaths were reported in Israel last week for the first time in 10 months..

In data released last Friday, the death toll remained unchanged from the day before, standing at 6,346. 

The last date there were no new fatalities was 29 June, when morbidity levels remained subdued following the initial coronavirus wave. 

The ministry said of the 35,027 tests performed last Thursday that 129 new cases were recorded, a positive test rate of 0.4 percent. 

The country has logged 837,870 confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic.

The number of active infections fell to 1,897, with 160 patients in serious condition, including 97 on ventilators. Israel has been pushing forward with its vaccination drive.

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