Lebanon Records 2,479 New COVID-19 Cases & 60 Deaths

Lebanon Records New COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
The Daily Star/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon recorded 2,479 new cases on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said in its daily report on the epidemic.

This raises the total number of infections recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 346,080, including 2,488 medical workers, of which 8 tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours.

Only 90,124 of Lebanon‘s total cases are active, considering that 4,152 patients have passed away and 248,720 others have recovered so far.

60 virus-related deaths and 3,084 full recoveries were recorded between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the report.

In the same period, 15,596 PCR tests were administered locally and 1,215 others were conducted at -Rafik Hariri International Airport, amounting to a total of 16,811 and raising the cumulative number of tests administered in so far to 2,831,671.

As of Wednesday, 2,274 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon are under treatment in hospital beds, 941 are critical cases in intensive care units, and 309 are on mechanical ventilation.

New reports have indicated that more than half a million people have registered to receive the vaccine in Lebanon.

To support Lebanon‘s inoculation campaign, the United Kingdom has sent more than 300,000 shots of saline solution.

On Tuesday, the Health Ministry recorded 2,723 COVID-19 cases and 55 fatalities.

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