Lebanon registered 249 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Monday, according to the Health Ministry.
In its latest report on the outbreak, the Ministry revealed that 21 COVID-19 patients passed away in the past 24 hours.
The total number of virus-related deaths in Lebanon has thus increased to 7,345, whereas that of recoveries is 464,660.
This puts active infections at 56,452, taking into account the cumulative number of cases confirmed in Lebanon since the pandemic started, which is now 528,457.
The newly-registered infections include 227 cases confirmed locally and 22 others confirmed among inbound travelers at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport.
In total, 523,176 local cases and 5,281 cases among travelers have been confirmed in Lebanon since its first case of infection was detected back in February 2020, according to the report.
The Health Ministry’s dedicated COVID-19 hotline (1787) has received a total of 196,575 calls since its launch, including 300 in the past 24 hours.
The Ministry’s hotline for the vaccine, on the other hand, has logged 114,811 calls thus far, 1,462 of which were in the past 24 hours.
On Sunday, the Health Ministry confirmed 700 COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths.
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