Lebanon recorded 4,359 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Tuesday, the Health Ministry revealed in its daily report on the epidemic.
The new cases put the total number of cases confirmed in Lebanon so far at 260,315. Of those, 102,211 are active cases, as 156,084 full recoveries and 2020 fatalities have been registered since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the past 24 hours, 1,473 patients underwent a full recovery and 61 others passed away due to the disease. In the same period, 22,912 PCR tests were administered, including 22,100 local tests and 812 airport tests.
The Health Ministry’s dedicated COVID-19 call center received 800 calls in the same period and 124,760 cumulative calls since the virus was first detected in Lebanon last February.
As of Tuesday, 2,176 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals, 299 are in critical condition in intensive care units, and 246 are on mechanical ventilation.
Of all the active cases in the country, 66.5% are mild, 4.5% are severe, 0.6% are critical, while 28.4% are asymptomatic, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
As hospitals in Lebanon suffer a shortage of oxygen tanks, the Health Ministry will allow them to borrow tanks that recently arrived in Lebanon, for temporary use up to a year, according to an agreement published by Annahar.
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