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Lebanon Records 2,188 New COVID-19 Cases & 33 Deaths

Lebanon Records New COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
Anadolu Agency/Houssam Shbaro

Lebanon registered 2,188 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry.

In its daily report on the outbreak, the Ministry indicated that 33 COVID-19 patients had passed away between Friday and Saturday in Lebanon, whereas 3,336 others underwent full recovery.

In total, 6,379 virus-related fatalities and 380,472 full recoveries have been recorded in Lebanon since its first COVID-19 case was detected in February 2020.

With that taken into account, the total number of confirmed infections recorded so far stands at 477,113. Of those, 90,262 are active cases and 2,661 are healthcare workers.

In the same period, 17,627 tests to detect the virus were administered across Lebanon.

These include 13,140 local PCR tests, 3,594 PCR tests at Beirut Airport, 227 PCR tests at land border crossings, and 666 antigen tests.

As of Saturday, 2,070 COVID-19 patients are in hospital beds in Lebanon, 914 are in critical condition and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 246 are on mechanical ventilation.

So far, 89,252 people in Lebanon have completed vaccination, including 1,550 individuals who received the second COVID-19 vaccine dose in the past 24 hours.

In the same period, 1,777 individuals received the first vaccine shot, which raises the total number of people who have received the first shot in Lebanon to 159,776.

On Friday, the Health Ministry confirmed 2,963 infections and 60 fatalities.

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Lebanon Records 2,188 New COVID-19 Cases & 33 Deaths

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