The new cases raise the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lebanon to 527,508. Taking into account that 7,302 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon have passed away and 464,660 others have recovered so far, Lebanon currently has 55,546 active infections.
In the past 24 hours, 24 virus-related fatalities and 3,538 recoveries were recorded in the country. Among the total number of infections are 2,690 healthcare workers, according to the report.
The new cases were confirmed out of 13,897 total tests administered to detect COVID-19 between Friday and Saturday. These include 9,595 local PCR tests, 3,731 airport PCR tests, 214 PCR tests at land border crossings, and 358 antigen tests.
As of Saturday, there are 1,280 hospitalized COVID-19 cases in Lebanon, 582 critical cases in intensive care unit beds, and 171 cases on mechanical ventilation.
So far, 302,608 people in Lebanon have received the first vaccine dose against the disease, while 171,043 have received both doses. In the past 24 hours, the first vaccine shot was administered to 3,049 individuals, and the second one was administered to 3,582 others.
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