Lebanon recorded 1,511 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, the Health Ministry’s report on the outbreak indicated.
The new infections include 1,502 local cases and 9 others confirmed among inbound travelers at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport.
In addition to the new cases, 28 virus-related fatalities and 3,532 recoveries were registered in Lebanon in the past 24 hours, which puts the cumulative number of deaths at 5,169 and that of recoveries at 445,163.
Lebanon has registered a total of 519,615 infections since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 69,283 are active cases as of Saturday.
Between Friday and Saturday, one healthcare worker in Lebanon tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of COVID-19-positive healthcare workers in the country to 2,686.
The new cases came out of 16,749 tests administered in Lebanon in the past 24 hours, including 13,388 local PCR tests, 2,869 airport PCR tests, 183 PCR tests at land border crossings, and 309 antigen tests.
As of the time of writing, Lebanon has 1,460 hospitalized COVID-19 cases, 671 in critical condition in intensive care unit beds, and 185 on mechanical ventilation.
In the past 24 hours, 5,574 people in Lebanon received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 1,969 others received the second one, completing their vaccination.
The cumulative number of individuals who have received both doses in Lebanon currently stands at 273,748, whereas 146,480 people have only taken the first dose so far.
On Friday, the Health Ministry registered 1,504 infections and 33 fatalities.
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