Lebanon recorded 2,082 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry.
The Ministry’s latest report on the outbreak shows that Lebanon now has a total of 515,088 COVID-19 infections confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Of those, 74,074 are active cases, considering that 7,027 patients have passed away and 433,987 have recovered from the disease so far, including 32 fatalities and 1,439 recoveries registered in the past 24 hours.
The cumulative number of infections includes 2,684 healthcare workers, of whom 2 tested positive for the virus between Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the same period, 18,731 tests to detect the virus were administered in Lebanon: 16,230 local PCR tests, 1,809 PCR tests at Beirut Airport, and 692 antigen tests.
Lebanon currently has 1,606 COVID-19 patients in hospital beds, 721 in critical condition in intensive care unit beds, and 196 on mechanical ventilation, according to the report.
The Health Ministry’s data also shows that 253,853 and 134,684 people in Lebanon have received the first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses, respectively, so far.
In the past 24 hours, the first vaccine shot was administered to 6,893 individuals, while the second was administered to 4,771.
On Tuesday, Lebanon confirmed 1,608 infections and 36 virus-related deaths.
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