In the past 24 hours, the country registered 40 new COVID-19-related fatalities and 4,504 full recoveries, raising the total numbers of deaths and recoveries confirmed so far to 4,297 and 264,894 respectively.
As of the time of writing, Lebanon has a total of 353,371 confirmed infections, of which 84,180 are active cases.
Among the positive cases are 2,509 medical workers, 7 of whom tested positive for the virus between Friday and Saturday, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
In the same period, 14,145 PCR tests were administered – 12,112 locally and 2,033 others at Beirut Airport – raising the cumulative number of PCR tests conducted in Lebanon since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,892,039.
As of Saturday, 2,194 of the active COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital beds across the country, 930 are in critical condition in intensive care units, and 307 are on mechanical ventilation.
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