Lebanon Is Witnessing A Rise In COVID Cases After Months Of Declines

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On Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Public Health released the COVID19 surveillance sheet to reveal a large increase in COVID cases with 861 new cases and 1 new death.

The testing positivity rate was 8.9%, and 35 hospital beds and 10 ICU beds were occupied in the past 24 hours by COVID patients.

Source: MoPH

That number is significantly higher than those reported in the past few months after a decline was announced at the beginning of March.

Earlier that day, the Ministry also revealed in a tweet that the “COVID19 vaccination rate in Lebanon has not yet exceeded 50% and it’s important to reach at least 80% to strengthen community immunity.”


On June 21st, vaccination for children aged between 5 and 11 started.

COVID is also rising in Europe with French vaccination chief announcing a new wave in France on Wednesday.

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