Israel recorded zero COVID-19 deaths in a day for the first time in 10 months

Vaccination in Israel.
(Image credit: AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

Israel continues to provide what appears to be a real-time look at the success of its COVID-19 vaccination strategy.

For the first time in 10 months, Israel did not record a single COVID-19 death in a 24-hour period on Friday. The last time this happened, the country had enacted strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but that's not the case now. Infections are plummeting even as Israel has gradually lifted restrictions, including an outdoor mask mandate. "Israelis are joyously resuming routines that were disrupted more than a year ago," The Washington Post writes, noting that restaurants and schools are both back to pre-pandemic capacity.

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