Lebanon recorded 1,512 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, the Health Ministry’s latest report on the outbreak revealed.
30 COVID-19 patients passed away in Lebanon between Wednesday and Thursday, while 3,821 others underwent recovery in the same period, according to the report.
This raises the total numbers of virus-related deaths and recoveries to 7,057 and 437,808 respectively.
It also puts active infections at 71,735, with 516,600 being the cumulative number of confirmed infections in Lebanon since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of cases in Lebanon includes 2,684 healthcare workers.
17,727 tests to detect COVID-19 were administered in the same period, including 14,833 local PCR tests, 1,805 airport PCR tests, 136 PCR tests at land border crossings, and 953 antigen tests, as per the Health Ministry.
As of Thursday, a total of 1,555 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon occupy hospital beds, 717 are critical cases that occupy intensive care unit beds, and 191 are on mechanical ventilation.
The total number of people who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country is now 139,644, as 4,960 received the second dose in the past 24 hours.
On the other hand, 258,939 individuals have been vaccinated with the first vaccine shot, including 5,086 in the past 24 hours.
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