Lebanon recorded 3,939 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry.
In its daily report on the outbreak, the Ministry indicated that 45 COVID-19 patients had passed away and 2,036 had recovered in Lebanon in the past 24 hours.
This raises the total number of virus-related deaths and full recoveries confirmed since the virus was first detected to 5,134 and 314,783 respectively.
In total, 401,826 infections have been registered in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 81,909 are active cases, taking into account the aforementioned fatalities and recoveries.
The total cases include 2,610 healthcare workers, of whom 8 tested positive between Monday and Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry’s report.
In the past 24 hours, 21,866 tests to detect COVID-19 were administered across Lebanon, including 18,378 PCR tests administered locally, 2,387 PCR tests administered at the Beirut Airport, and 1,101 antigen tests.
As of Tuesday, 2,306 of the total infections occupy hospital beds in Lebanon. Additionally, 932 patients are currently in critical condition and occupy intensive care unit beds and 297 are on mechanical ventilation.
So far, 84,108 people in Lebanon have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 4,496 who received it between Monday and Tuesday. The second vaccine dose was administered to 2,520 people in the same period.
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