Lebanon Records 3,158 New COVID-19 Cases & 42 Deaths

Lebanon Records 3,158 New COVID-19 Cases & 42 Deaths
TDS/Mohamad Azakir

Lebanon recorded 3,158 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, the Health Ministry said in its daily report on the outbreak.

The new infections raise the total number of positive cases confirmed in Lebanon so far to 393,211, of which 80,942 are active cases.

According to the report, 2,594 of the total confirmed cases are healthcare workers, of whom 8 tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Additionally, 389,019 of the cumulative cases originated locally while the remaining 4,192 were recorded among inbound travelers.

In the past 24 hours, 42 patients passed away and 3,065 others recovered, raising the total number of virus-related deaths in Lebanon to 5,013 and that of full recoveries to 307,256.

In the same period, 21,099 tests to detect COVID-19 were administered across the country, including 17,509 local PCR tests, 2,581 PCR tests conducted at the Beirut Airport, and 1,009 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry’s data.

Furthermore, as of Saturday, 2,197 COVID-19 patients are in hospital beds, 903 are considered critical cases that occupy intensive care unit beds, and 285 are on mechanical ventilation.

So far, 76,113 people in Lebanon have been vaccinated against COVID-19, including 4,482 in the past 24 hours.

On Friday, the Health Ministry recorded 3,202 COVID-19 cases and 52 fatalities.

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