Hussam Chbaro/Anadolu Agency Home Latest News Lebanon News Lebanon recorded 5,872 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday, the Health Ministry’s daily report on the epidemic confirmed. 41 patients passed away from the disease between Friday and Saturday, raising the total of COVID-19-related fatalities to 1,866, according to the report. On the other hand, the total of recoveries has reached 151,080 in total, after 1,972 cases underwent a full recovery in the same period. This puts the active cases in Lebanon at 96,212 out of 249,158 cases registered since last February. The distribution of COVID-19 cases across Lebanon’s districts.Photo: Health Ministry As more people are getting infected amid the hospital crisis the country is enduring, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure beds for cases that require hospitalization. This, coupled with the shortage of oxygen tanks, is raising the danger level of the epidemic in Lebanon. As of Saturday, 1,980 patients are under treatment in local hospitals, 715 are in critical condition in intensive care units, and 209 are on mechanical ventilation. Hopes are currently placed on the full lockdown implemented on Thursday to attempt to mitigate the accelerating spread of the virus. Health Ministry In the past 24 hours, 21,135 PCR tests were conducted, bringing the total of tests administered so far to 2,350,978. It is to note that a member of the Parliamentary Health Committee has revealed that tests in Lebanon have indicated the presence of a more infectious strain of the virus. The Health Ministry had recorded 6,154 cases and 44 deaths on Friday. We have a dedicated coronavirus section where you can find the latest news/updates about the pandemic in Lebanon, inform yourself with WHO-verified resources, and track the number of cases in Lebanon in real-time. Click here.