Lebanon recorded 3,562 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, according to the Lebanese Health Ministry.
The Ministry’s report on the outbreak shows that a total of 471,962 COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in Lebanon since the beginning of the pandemic.
Of those, 91,843 are active cases and 2,656 are healthcare workers, of whom 2 tested positive for the virus between Wednesday and Thursday.
In the same period, 52 COVID-19 patients passed away and 3,146 underwent recovery, raising the total number of virus-related fatalities in Lebanon to 6,286 and that of full recoveries to 373,833.
According to the report, 21,781 tests to detect COVID-19 were administered in Lebanon in the past 24 hours.
These include 17,501 local PCR tests, 3,189 PCR tests at Beirut Airport, 193 PCR tests at land border crossings, and 988 antigen tests.
The Health Ministry’s data shows that as of Thursday, 2,123 COVID-19 patients are in hospital beds across Lebanon, 952 cases are in critical condition, and 265 are on mechanical ventilation.
153,238 people in Lebanon have so far been vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 84,511 have received the second dose.
The first and second shots were administered to 6,787 and 3,466 individuals respectively in the past 24 hours.
On Wednesday, the Health Ministry confirmed 3,393 infections and 50 deaths.
Lebanon has now imposed a 3-day total lockdown, with some exemptions, during the Easter holidays in an attempt to tame a potential new surge of cases.
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Lebanon Records 3,562 New COVID-19 Cases & 52 Deaths