Lebanon Records 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases & 51 Deaths

Lebanon Records 2,253 New COVID-19 Cases & 51 Deaths
EPA/Nabil Mounzer

Lebanon registered 2,253 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, the Health Ministry said in its daily report on the outbreak.

In the past 24 hours, 51 COVID-19 patients passed away and 2,700 underwent recovery in Lebanon, raising the total number of fatalities recorded so far to 5,715 and that of full recoveries to 343,099.

Since the virus was first detected in Lebanon, the country has recorded a total of 436,575 infections, of which 87,761 are active cases.

Of the confirmed infections, 2,635 are healthcare workers, including 2 who tested positive for COVID-19 between Friday and Saturday.

In the same period, 20,816 tests to detect the virus were administered in Lebanon, including 17,125 PCR tests administered locally, 2,752 PCR tests administered at Beirut Airport, 15 PCR tests at land border crossings, and 924 antigen tests.

As of the time of writing, 2,366 COVID-19 patients occupy hospital beds across the country, 955 are in critical condition in intensive care unit beds, and 305 are on mechanical ventilation.

The Health Ministry’s data shows that so far, 106,734 people in Lebanon have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 2,217 of whom were vaccinated in the past 24 hours.

In the same period, 5,729 people received the second vaccine shot, raising the total number of individuals who have completed vaccination in Lebanon to 42,696.

On Friday, the Health Ministry confirmed 3,588 COVID-19 infections and 55 fatalities.

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