Lebanon Records 1,001 New COVID-19 Cases & 29 Deaths

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Lebanon recorded 1,001 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Friday, the Health Ministry’s report on the outbreak revealed.

In the past 24 hours, 29 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon passed away and 3,364 others recovered, raising the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the country to 7,278, and that of full recoveries to 461,122.

Taking these numbers into account, Lebanon now has a total of 58,178 active infections. while the cumulative number of confirmed infections stands at 526,578.

The country’s total cases include 2,690 healthcare workers, one of whom tested positive for the virus between Thursday and Friday, as per the Health Ministry.

The latest report indicated that 15,630 tests were administered to detect COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, namely 11,028 local PCR tests, 4,027 airport PCR tests, and 575 antigen tests.

As of the time of writing, there are 1,290 cases of the disease in hospital beds across Lebanon, 586 critical cases in intensive care unit beds, and 172 patients on mechanical ventilation.

The total number of people who have completed their vaccination against COVID-19 in Lebanon is now 167,461, whereas 299,559 have received only the first shot of the vaccine.

Between Thursday and Friday, 4,737 and 5,649 individuals received the first and second vaccine doses, respectively.

On Thursday, the Health Ministry confirmed 1,336 infections and 25 deaths.

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