Lebanon registered 435 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry.
The new cases raise the cumulative number of infections confirmed in Lebanon since the pandemic started to 532,269.
In its latest report on the outbreak, the Ministry indicated that 24 COVID-19-related deaths and 3,486 recoveries were recorded between Friday and Saturday. This puts active infections at 42,841.
The total cases include 2,694 confirmed among healthcare workers, of whom one tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In the same period, 14,254 tests were administered to detect COVID-19 across the country, which raises the total number of tests administered for this purpose in Lebanon thus far to 4,097,623, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
As of Saturday, 890 of Lebanon’s infections are hospitalized, 453 are in critical condition and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 142 are on mechanical ventilation.
In the past 24 hours, 8,561 people received their first COVID-19 vaccine injection, while 1,126 others received the second shot in that period.
So far, 338,338 and 189,183 people in Lebanon have received the first and second vaccine doses, respectively.
On Friday, Lebanon recorded 600 infections and 21 fatalities related to the disease.
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