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Lebanon Records 3,373 New COVID-19 Cases & 50 Deaths

Lebanon Records 3,373 New COVID-19 Cases & 50 Deaths
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Lebanon recorded 3,373 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Friday, the Health Ministry said in its daily report on the outbreak.

Of the total 369,692 infections confirmed in Lebanon since the beginning of the pandemic, 80,032 are active, as 4,610 patients have passed away due to the disease and 285,050 others have recovered so far.

According to the report, 2,544 COVID-19 cases in total have been confirmed among healthcare workers in the country, including 5 registered in the past 24 hours.

In the same period, 50 virus-related deaths and 3,856 full recoveries were registered.

The Health Ministry’s data shows that 19,399 tests were administered across Lebanon between Thursday and Friday, of which 15,034 were locally-administered PCR tests, 2,664 were PCR tests conducted at Beirut Airport, and 1,701 were antigen tests.

As of the time of writing, 2,176 COVID-19 patients in the country are undergoing treatment in hospital beds, 915 are critical cases that occupy intensive care unit beds, and 287 are on mechanical ventilation.

It’s worth noting that the uncontrolled Lebanese borders have been contributing to the spread of the deadly virus, as Firass Abiad, the head of Rafik Hariri University Hospital, has noted.

For instance, 11 of the positive cases recorded in the past 24 hours were inbound travelers arriving in Lebanon.

On Thursday, the Health Ministry recorded 3,469 COVID-19 cases and 52 fatalities.

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Lebanon Records 3,373 New COVID-19 Cases & 50 Deaths

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