Lebanon registered 600 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Friday, the Health Ministry revealed in its daily report on the outbreak.
In the past 24 hours, 21 COVID-19 patients passed away, while 3,099 others recovered, raising the total number of virus-related deaths and recoveries in Lebanon to 7,436 and 478,482, respectively.
The cumulative number of infections confirmed in the country so far has reached 531,834, of which 45,916 are active cases. Of the total cases, 2,693 are healthcare workers, of whom 2 tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
In that period, 14,359 tests were administered across Lebanon, including 8,749 local PCR tests, 5,226 airport PCR tests, and 384 antigen tests.
As of the time of writing, 930 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon are in hospital beds, 472 are critical cases in intensive care, and 150 are on mechanical ventilation.
Between Thursday and Friday, 8,195 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lebanon, while 1,349 others received the second dose in the same period.
In total, the first and second shots have been administered to 329,877 and 188,057 people in the country, respectively, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
The Ministry had confirmed 1,017 infections and 25 deaths related to the disease on Thursday.
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