The new data is a dramatic turnaround from just February when more than 3,000 soldiers were infected

The IDF said on Sunday that for the first time since the start of the pandemic no soldier has tested positive for the coronavirus over the last 24 hours.

The IDF reported its first case of the coronavirus on March 2, 2020, when a soldier who worked part-time in a toy store tested positive for the disease.

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The number of conscripts, career officers and civilian army employees who have been infected has continued to vary over the past fourteen months with a peak of more than 3,000 cases in February.

The army attributed this success to the intensive vaccination campaign carried out in its ranks.

"The success we recorded this morning is an important step in our fight against the virus: thanks to the efforts of IDF members and the national vaccination effort, there are no more coronavirus patients within the military, ”IDF chief medical officer Brigadier General Alon Glasberg said in a statement on Sunday. Reead more at i24