“Coronavirus numbers in Lebanon regained their previous increasing pace, registering record numbers for three consecutive days, and the percentage of positive examinations also increased,” he said in a tweet.
On Thursday, Lebanon recorded 1,933 new confirmed cases, which was a noticeable jump from the numbers registered in the two previous days—1,809 on Tuesday and 1,850 on Wednesday.
The recent COVID-19-related deaths are also a cause of concern, according to Abiad, who noted that most of the deaths recorded on Thursday were of middle-aged patients.
“In short, the situation is not well, and it needs reassessment and new measures.”
Any increase in the number of COVID-19 patients will be followed by an increase in the number of patients in intensive care units shortly afterward, Abiad explained.
He added: “Most of the coronavirus departments in hospitals are operating at a high occupancy rate, but more equipment and more medical and nursing staff are required to accommodate any surge in numbers.”
As of October 29th, Lebanon has 77,778 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38,045 of which are active, considering that there have been 39,123 full recoveries and 610 deaths recorded by the Health Ministry thus far.
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