The recent alarming increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has put enormous additional strain on Lebanon’s hospitals, which had already been struggling to keep up with emerging infection cases and have recently run out of beds.
The planned establishment of the Qatari field hospital in Tripoli, in addition to others that will be built in the south, should help reduce the mounting pressure on local hospitals.
On Wednesday, Lebanon broke its daily case record with 4,166 new cases confirmed by the Health Ministry, a day before the anticipated lockdown takes effect.
As of the time of writing, Lebanon has a total of 199,925 cases, of which 61,809 are active.
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