The Israeli government said Friday that, for the first time in ten months, the country has not recorded any deaths due to coronavirus during the last day, after surpassing on Thursday the barrier of five million people vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Israeli Ministry of Health has indicated through its website that 129 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 837,870, while the death toll is 6,346, the same as reported on Thursday.

He also indicated that there are currently 1,897 active cases in the country, including 160 in serious condition, while indicating that 5,374,276 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, of which 5,005,418 have been inoculated with the second dose.

The country has seen a drop in the number of infections and deaths since the dramatic spike at the end of January, amid progress in the vaccination campaign, which now covers more than half of the total population and more than 80 percent of those over the age of 16, The Times of Israel reported.

“This is a tremendous success for the healthcare system and Israeli citizens. Together we are eradicating the coronavirus,” said Israel’s health minister, Yuli Edelstein, in a message posted on his Twitter account.


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