Lebanon Records 2,008 New COVID-19 Cases & 45 Deaths

Lebanon records new COVID-19 cases and fatalities
Anadolu Agency/Houssam Shbaro

Lebanon recorded 2,008 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Friday, according to the Health Ministry.

In its daily report on the outbreak, the Ministry indicated that 45 COVID-19 patients had passed away between Thursday and Friday and that 3,599 others underwent recovery in the same period.

In total, 6,854 COVID-19-related fatalities and 420,223 full recoveries have been registered in Lebanon since its first case of infection was detected back in February 2020.

As of Friday, Lebanon has a total of 506,808 confirmed infections, of which 79,731 are active cases and 2,672 are healthcare workers.

In the past 24 hours, 19,185 tests to detect the virus were administered across the country, including 15,706 local PCR tests, 2,821 tests at Beirut Airport, and 608 antigen tests.

As of Friday, 1,748 COVID-19 patients are in hospital beds, 791 are in critical condition in intensive care unit beds, and 211 are on mechanical ventilation.

So far, 229,191 people in Lebanon have been vaccinated with the first vaccine dose, and 122,331 have received the second dose.

Between Thursday and Friday, the first and second vaccine shots were administered to 5,055 and 4,069 people, respectively.

On Thursday, the Health Ministry confirmed 2,501 infections and 31 fatalities.

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