Lebanon recorded 1,695 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, the Health Ministry revealed in its daily report on the outbreak.
So far, Lebanon has registered a total of 508,503 COVID-19 infections, 6,886 virus-related fatalities, and 423,848 full recoveries.
Of the cumulative number of confirmed infections, 77,769 are active cases and 2,675 are healthcare workers, with 3 workers testing positive for the virus in the past 24 hours.
32 COVID-19 patients passed away in the same period, while 3,625 others recovered from the disease, according to the report.
Also in the past 24 hours, 18,233 tests to detect COVID-19 were administered in Lebanon: 14,921 local PCR tests, 2,512 airport PCR tests, 178 PCR tests at border crossings, and 622 antigen tests.
As of the time of writing, 1,688 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon are in hospital beds, 774 are in critical condition in intensive care unit beds, and 208 are on mechanical ventilation.
The Health Ministry’s data shows that 237,204 people in the country have received the first vaccine dose against the disease and that 126,654 have received the second dose and completed their vaccination.
Between Friday and Saturday, the first dose was administered to 4,899 individuals, and the second dose was administered to 4,323.
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