Lebanon Records 3,100 New COVID-19 Cases & 42 Deaths

Lebanon Records 3,100 New COVID-19 Cases & 42 Deaths
TDS/Hasan Shaaban

Lebanon recorded 3,100 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry’s daily report on the outbreak.

Of the positive cases registered in the past 24 hours, 5 are healthcare workers. This raises the total number of infected healthcare workers to 2,549 since the beginning of the pandemic.

In total, 372,792 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Lebanon since the virus was first detected locally in February 2020.

Of those, 83,090 are active cases, as 4,652 patients have passed away due to the disease and 285,050 others have recovered from it.

In the past 24 hours, 42 virus-related fatalities and 3,455 full recoveries were registered.

According to the report, 21,465 tests were administered in the same period across Lebanon, including 18,286 local PCR tests, 2,356 airport PCR tests, and 823 antigen tests.

The positive cases currently include 912 patients in critical condition, occupying intensive care unit beds in hospitals across the country. In total, 2,167 patients are in hospital beds and 279 are on mechanical ventilation.

Lebanon reportedly received on Saturday its third shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines aboard a Middle East Airlines plane arriving from Brussels.

It’s worth noting that the Lebanese Health Ministry has authorized 2 dozen medical centers from the private sector to arrange deals with foreign pharmaceutical companies that export COVID-19 vaccines.

On Friday, the Health Ministry confirmed 3,373 COVID-19 cases and 50 fatalities.

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Lebanon Records 3,100 New COVID-19 Cases & 42 Deaths

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