No COVID Deaths in Past Day for First Time in Months

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Shaare Zedek hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the coronavirus ward on Jan. 19. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

For the first time in approximately 10 months, no one has died from the coronavirus in the past day in Israel, according to Health Ministry data on Friday morning.

Israel’s current death toll stands at 6,346. The daily death toll has been decreasing since January, when daily coronavirus deaths were around 60 per day.

There were 129 new coronavirus cases in Israel in the past day the Health Ministry announced Friday morning.

The Health Ministry also announced that they conducted 35,027 tests – around 0.4% of tests returned a positive result.

Some 160 of current patients are in serious condition, with 97 intubated.

Meanwhile, over five million people in Israel have received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Friday, the Health Ministry announced.

Israel has vaccinated 5,004,629 people with the second dose and some 5,373,617 with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.