Lebanon Records 3,320 New COVID-19 Cases & 89 Deaths

Lebanon Records New COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir

Lebanon recorded 3,320 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, the Health Ministry revealed in its daily report on the epidemic.

Of the 309,162 total cases confirmed in Lebanon since the beginning of the pandemic, 113,190 are active cases, as 3,315 people have passed away due to the virus and 188,824 others have undergone full recovery.

In the past 24 hours, 89 COVID-19 patients passed away and 2,772 others recovered.

In the same period, 15,976 PCR tests were administered – 14,778 locally and 1,198 at the airport – raising the cumulative tests conducted in Lebanon since February 2020 to 2,640,089.

As of Wednesday, 2,365 patients occupy hospital beds in Lebanon, 940 are critical cases in intensive care units, and 340 are on mechanical ventilation.

This week, Lebanon launched an online platform that enables citizens to submit complaints and messages of gratitude related to the healthcare and hospital sectors.

This comes as the country prepares to receive its first shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses, expected to arrive mid-February.

As of February 1st, 174,000 people in Lebanon have registered to receive the vaccine on the newly-launched vaccine registration platform, according to caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan.

On Tuesday, the Health Ministry recorded 2,770 COVID-19 cases and 81 fatalities.

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