Lebanon registered 3,202 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Friday, according to the Health Ministry.
In its daily report on the outbreak, the Health Ministry indicated that 52 COVID-19-related deaths and 3,268 recoveries were confirmed in the past 24 hours.
This raises the total number of virus-related fatalities recorded in Lebanon so far to 4,971 and that of full recoveries to 304,191.
It also puts active infections at 80,908 of the 390,070 total cases confirmed since the pandemic reached Lebanon in February 2020.
Of the total infections recorded in the country, 2,586 are among healthcare workers, 4 of whom tested positive for COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday.
In the same period, 20,793 tests to detect the virus were administered across Lebanon, including 15,792 local PCR tests, 3,183 PCR tests conducted at the Beirut Airport, and 1,818 antigen tests.
As of the time of writing, 2,190 COVID-19 patients are in hospital beds in Lebanon, 912 are in critical condition and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 291 are on mechanical ventilation, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
As Lebanon continues to gradually reopen its different sectors, the Lebanese Education Ministry has decided to suspend all remote education classes, to protest the “recklessness” of the authorities in dealing with the education sector’s needs.
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