Lebanon registered 3,510 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, according to the Health Ministry.
In its daily report on the outbreak, the Ministry indicated that 37 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon had passed away between Wednesday and Thursday.
On the other hand, 4,064 patients fully recovered from the disease in the same period. In total, 6,549 virus-related deaths and 395,261 recoveries have been confirmed in Lebanon since the beginning of the pandemic.
This means that 87,618 of the 489,428 COVID-19 infections confirmed in Lebanon are active cases.
The cumulative number of infections includes 2,667 healthcare workers, including 3 who tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the report.
21,772 tests were administered across Lebanon to detect the virus in the same period, including 18,147 local PCR tests, 2,762 airport PCR tests, and 863 antigen tests, which puts the total number of tests administered in Lebanon thus far at 3,653,828.
As of the time of writing, Lebanon has a total of 1,967 COVID-19 patients who occupy hospital beds, 882 who are in critical condition and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 239 who are mechanical ventilation.
The report indicates that so far, 183,173 people in Lebanon have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 98,603 others have received the second dose and completed vaccination.
For vaccinations in the past 24 hours, the numbers are 7,292 for the first dose and 2,905 for the second dose.
It’s worth noting that the Lebanese Army launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Health Ministry registered 3,120 infections and 33 virus-related fatalities.
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