Lebanon Records 3,523 New COVID-19 Cases & 56 Deaths

Lebanon Record New COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
TDS/Mohamad Azakir

Lebanon recorded 3,523 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, the Health Ministry’s daily report on the outbreak revealed.

According to the Ministry’s data, Lebanon now has 415,362 COVID-19 cases confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 84,210 are active cases, taking into account the recoveries and fatalities that have been registered in the country so far.

In total, 5,334 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon have passed away and 325,818 others have undergone full recovery since the virus was first detected.

As per the Health Ministry’s new report, 56 virus-related deaths and 3,828 full recoveries were confirmed in the past 24 hours.

The report also shows that of the total confirmed infection cases, 2,624 are healthcare workers, of whom 1 tested positive for the virus between Friday and Saturday.

In the same period, 20,874 tests were administered to detect COVID-19, including 17,214 PCR tests administered locally, 2,406 PCR tests administered at Beirut Airport, and 1,254 antigen tests.

As of Saturday, 2,363 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon occupy hospital beds, 945 are considered critical cases and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 294 are on mechanical ventilation.

Additionally, 2,258 people were vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of individuals who have received the first shot in Lebanon so far to 92,545.

As for the second dose, 17,689 people have received it as of the time of writing, including 4,707 between Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, the Health Ministry confirmed 2,930 new COVID-19 infections and 48 fatalities.

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