Lebanon Records 3,906 New COVID-19 Cases & 76 Deaths

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

Lebanon recorded 3,906 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said in its daily report on the epidemic.

Of the 289,660 total cases recorded so far, 117,040 are active, as 170,067 patients have undergone full recovery and 2,553 others have passed away due to the disease.

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, 76 virus-related deaths and 1,318 recoveries were registered in Lebanon.

In the same period, 16,611 PCR tests were administered, which brings the total number of tests conducted in Lebanon since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,542,788.

The Health Ministry's COVID-19 report for Wednesday, Jan. 27th.

An average of 4,634 per 100,000 individuals has taken PCR tests in the past 14 days. The tests have had a positivity rate of 22.2% in the same period, according to the report.

As of Wednesday, there are 2,395 COVID-19 cases among medical workers, including 20 recorded in the past 24 hours.

The Health Ministry’s data indicates that 2428 of the total cases are currently in hospital beds, 945 are in intensive care units, and 317 are on mechanical ventilation.

Lebanon has been preparing to launch an online registration platform to help organize the distribution of vaccines when they arrive, with priority being for healthcare workers.

The distribution of cases in Lebanon over the past 14 days by locality.
The distribution of cases over the past 14 days by locality.
Source: @mophleb

In context, some Lebanese public figures are attempting to purchase COVID-19 vaccines separately from the state to help more citizens get vaccinated.

On Wednesday, the Health Ministry recorded 3,505 COVID-19 cases and 73 fatalities.

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