Lebanon Records 3,518 New COVID-19 Cases & 50 Deaths

Lebanon Records New COVID-19 Cases & Deaths
TDS/Hasan Shaaban

Lebanon recorded 3,518 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, according to the Lebanese Health Ministry.

In its daily report on the outbreak, the Ministry indicated that 50 COVID-19 patients had passed away between Wednesday and Thursday and that 829 others had undergone full recovery in the same period.

The new positive cases raise the total number of cases confirmed in Lebanon so far to 408,909, of which 84,050 are active cases, considering that 5,230 COVID-19-related fatalities and 319,629 full recoveries have been recorded.

The total cases include 2,620 healthcare workers, of whom 5 tested positive in the past 24 hours, according to the report.

The report also shows that 21,886 tests to detect COVID-19 were administered in the same period.

These include 18,049 PCR tests administered locally, 2,242 PCR tests administered at the Beirut Airport, 334 PCR tests administered at land border crossings, and 1,261 antigen tests.

In total, 3,220,426 tests have been administered in Lebanon since the virus first reached it in February 2020.

As of Thursday, 2,361 COVID-19 patients are in hospital beds across the country, 938 are in critical condition and occupy intensive care unit beds, and 303 are on mechanical ventilation.

So far, a total of 88,835 people in Lebanon have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 3,232 who received it in the past 24 hours.

In the same period, 3,385 people received the second dose of the vaccine, raising the total number of people who have been vaccinated with the second dose to 8,495.

On Wednesday, the Health Ministry confirmed 3,581 COVID-19 cases and 46 fatalities.

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