Lebanon recorded 2,705 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, as per the Health Ministry.
In its daily report on the outbreak, the Ministry indicated that 38 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon had passed away between Friday and Saturday, whereas 3,373 others recovered from the disease.
Since Lebanon detected its first case of infection back in February 2020, 6,630 virus-related fatalities and 402,172 full recoveries have been confirmed in the country.
This places active infections at 85831 of the cumulative number of cases, which stands at 494,633, according to the report.
Additionally, of the total number of infections confirmed in Lebanon so far, 2,668 are healthcare workers, of whom one tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In the same period, 20,288 tests to detect the virus were administered across Lebanon, including 16,385 PCR tests administered locally, 3,108 PCR tests administered at Beirut Airport, and 795 antigen tests.
As of the time of writing, 1,943 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon occupy hospital beds, 864 are critical cases that occupy intensive care unit beds, and 247 are on mechanical ventilation.
So far, 196,459 people have received the first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Lebanon, while 103,611 others have been vaccinated with the second shot.
Between Friday and Saturday, the first and second doses were administered to 6,358 and 2,471 people, respectively.
On Friday, the Health Ministry confirmed 2,500 COVID-19 infections and 43 fatalities.
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