Lebanon Records 2,934 New COVID-19 Cases & 49 Deaths

Lebanon Records 2,934 New COVID-19 Cases & 49 Deaths
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Lebanon recorded 2,934 new cases on Friday, the Health Ministry said in its daily report on the outbreak.

As of the time of writing, Lebanon has 334,093 confirmed cases in total, of which 105,798 are active cases, as 224,380 patients have undergone recovery and 3,915 others have passed away.

2,462 of the total cases are among medical workers, including 6 recorded in the past 24 hours.

Between Thursday and Friday, 49 virus-related deaths and 2,302 full recoveries were registered, according to the report.

In the same period, 19,195 PCR tests were administered in total – 16,905 locally and 2,290 others at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport.

As of Friday, 2,302 COVID-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital beds across the country, 935 are in critical condition and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 305 are on mechanical ventilation.

The Lebanese Education Ministry has announced that Lebanon’s official exams will proceed as usual this year unless the health sector deteriorates even more.

Such indicators will be monitored and determined by the Health Ministry near the end of each stage of the reopening plan.

It is to note that while the lockdown has helped mitigate the spread of the virus, Lebanon is still recording relatively high case numbers on a daily basis.

There has been a lack of commitment to lockdown measures by some citizens, which has naturally had a negative effect on the public health situation.

On Thursday, the Health Ministry recorded 3,136 COVID-19 cases and 63 deaths.

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