Since the outbreak reached Lebanon, around 70% of all its confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases so far have undergone a full recovery.
The number of recoveries recorded since February has surpassed 100,000, reaching 101,334 on Sunday, the Health Ministry revealed in its daily COVID-19 report.
As of Sunday, Lebanon has a total of 146,520 confirmed infection cases, 43,986 of which are active, according to the report. The majority of these cases are not severe, and the current severe cases amount to 391.
Although the goal of the recent lockdown was to curb the daily case numbers, which have mostly remained above 1,000 for the past month, the eventual results of the lockdown were not as encouraging.
On Sunday, for instance, 1,275 new cases were recorded across the country, which still has a curfew in place in a continued attempt to lower daily infections as its hospitals raise the alarm about their shortage of beds left for receiving COVID-19 cases.
The curfew was extended by half an hour on the same day by the Interior Ministry, which also introduced new rules regarding the opening hours of supermarkets, clubs, and other businesses.
Lebanon has been attempting to balance the need to mitigate the spread of the virus with the severe economic crisis, which was the main reason why the authorities decided not to extend the lockdown in late November despite the soaring case numbers.
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