Lebanon Records 2,968 New COVID-19 Cases & 42 Deaths

Lebanon Records New COVID-19 Cases & Deaths

Lebanon recorded 2,968 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday, the Health Ministry indicated in its daily report on the outbreak.

The report shows that Lebanon now has 439,543 infections in total since the pandemic reached the country back in February 2020.

These include 435,112 cases confirmed locally and 4,431 others confirmed among inbound travelers at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport. 912 of the total infections are considered in critical condition.

In the past 24 hours, 42 COVID-19-related fatalities were recorded, raising the total number of deaths registered so far to 5,757. Full recoveries, on the other hand, stand at 343,099, and the active cases are 90,712 as of the time of writing.

The Health Ministry’s data indicates that 162,114 calls to its COVID-19 hotline (1787) had been made since the virus was first detected in Lebanon, including 500 calls in the past 24 hours.

Additionally, the hotline dedicated to COVID-19 vaccine inquiries has received 36,413 calls in total, including 1,214 between Saturday and Sunday.

So far, 3,388,692 tests to detect COVID-19 have been administered in Lebanon, including 19,877 administered for locals and travelers in the past 24 hours.

On Saturday, the Health Ministry confirmed 2,253 COVID-19 infections and 51 deaths.