Lebanon Records 1,541 New COVID-19 Cases & 47 Deaths

Lebanon Records New COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban

Lebanon recorded 1,541 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Monday, according to the Health Ministry’s report on the epidemic.

Since the virus was first detected, Lebanon has recorded a total of 356,614 COVID-19 cases. These include 2,511 medical workers, of whom 1 tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours.

Of the total cases, 80,027 are active, considering that 272,200 patients have undergone recovery and 4,387 others have passed away so far.

Between Sunday and Monday, 4,129 new full recoveries and 47 virus-related deaths were confirmed.

7,473 PCR tests were conducted in the country in the same period, including 4,618 local tests and 2,186 others administered at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport.

As of Monday, 2,226 patients occupy hospital beds across Lebanon, 941 are critical cases and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 311 are on mechanical ventilation, according to the Health Ministry.

Monday marks the start of the second phase of Lebanon‘s 4-stage reopening plan. Here’s everything that is allowed to open during this stage. This comes around a week after the country launched its vaccination plan.

On that note, some hospitals have reportedly been violating the priority scheme defined in the plan by calling people who don’t fall under the high-priority categories and inviting them to get vaccinated.

On Sunday, the Health Ministry confirmed 1,685 COVID-19 cases and 43 fatalities.

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.

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Lebanon Records 1,541 New COVID-19 Cases & 47 Deaths

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