For the first time in 10 months, Israel has not recorded a single death related to Covid-19.
Israel continues to lead the world in vaccination, with the country recently reaching the milestone of 80 percent of its adult population being vaccinated.
The drive appears to be making an impact, with zero deaths from the coronavirus reported on Thursday, according to government statistics.
Records show that Israel has not recorded a single death related to the coronavirus, while their national total remained at 6,346.
For the first time in 10 months, Israel has not recorded a single death related to Covid-19. it comes after the Israeli government dropped rules requiring people to wear out of sight cover
Israel continues to lead the world in vaccination, with the country recently reaching the milestone of 80 percent of its adult population vaccinated
With just one death the day before, the rate at which people die from the virus appears to be slowing in Israel.
Israeli columnist Nadav Eyal tweeted about the milestone yesterday.
In the Tweet, he said, ‘For the first time in 10 months, not a single Israeli has died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
Special Corona wards have been closed in all hospitals and the proportion of positive cases is now 0.4% with tens of thousands of tests per day, in a population of 9 million. #Covid_EndGame. ‘
The last time Israel managed to record zero deaths from the coronavirus was 299 days ago, on June 29, 2020, after a series of lockdown restrictions that helped stem the first wave of the virus.
To date, Israel has recorded 837,892 coronavirus cases, with 6,436 deaths
The coronavirus peaked in Israel in January this year and has been slowly easing since then, with the government now relaxing measures as vaccines are further rolled out.
Last week, the Israeli government announced that it had dropped its nearly a year-long mandate for outdoor masks as it moves towards total immunization of its adult population.
The restriction, which required masks to be worn outdoors unless while exercising, was lifted on Sunday when Reuters reported that the country had vaccinated about 80 percent of its adult population.
The infection rate in Israel is very low thanks to the successful vaccination campaign in Israel, and therefore it is possible to alleviate [restrictions]Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said Thursday, adding that indoor masks will still be needed.
More than five million people have now received at least their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Government records show that Israel has not recorded a single death related to the coronavirus, while their national total remained at 6,346. Pictured: People sitting outside in a Tel Aviv restaurant after the country’s mask mandate was revoked
And the Ministry of Health has also said that more than 53 percent of the total population has been fully vaccinated.
The drive has drastically reduced hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has obtained millions of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines and the vaccines have changed life in Israel. In mid-January, the country had a peak of about 10,000 new infections per day, but the number is now around 200 cases per day.
New infections have remained low even after personal learning has resumed and restrictions on bars, restaurants and indoor gatherings have been relaxed.
Strict measures also remain in place for anyone entering the country with both citizens and foreigners needing to isolate themselves.
The Ministry of Health has also said that more than 53 percent of the total population has been fully vaccinated. Pictured: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who received his second Covid shot on January 9, 2021
“We are currently leading the world in overcoming the coronavirus,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters. ‘(But) we are still not done with the coronavirus. It can return. ‘
Confidence in Israel is so great that Eyal Lesham, a director of the country’s largest hospital, said last week that herd immunity within Israel could be within reach.
Mr Leshem said the ‘only explanation’ for the continued decline in coronavirus cases and deaths, even after restrictions were lifted, is because of the herd’s immunity, the BBC reports.
Due to its world-leading vaccination program, Israel is considered one of the countries likely to be added to the UK’s ‘green list’ for safe travel next month.