Lebanon registered 319 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, the Health Ministry revealed in its daily report on the outbreak.
In the past 24 hours, 8 COVID-19 patients passed away, while 319 others recovered, raising the total number of virus-related deaths and recoveries in Lebanon to 7,705 and 515,058, respectively.
The cumulative number of infections confirmed in the country so far has reached 539,590, of which 16,827 are active cases.
As of the time of writing, 16,827 COVID-19 patients in Lebanon are in hospital beds.
Between Wednesday and Thursday, 715,286 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lebanon, while 235,423 others received the second dose in the same period.
In total, the first and second shots have been administered to 479,863 and 235,423 people in the country, respectively, according to the Health Ministry’s data.
The Ministry had confirmed 323 infections and 6 deaths related to the disease on Wednesday.
Lebanon detected its first case of COVID-19 on February 21st, 2020.
Schools and universities were ordered to close a week later, with restaurants and touristic institutions following a week after.
The first COVID-19-related death was confirmed on March 10th, and the first recovery followed on March 11th.
Lebanon enforced a general mobilization on March 15th, imposing its first pandemic-induced curfew on the 26th of the same month.
The country has since gone into and out of lockdowns several times, and introduced various travel bans and local restrictions, as the authorities work to keep the outbreak under control.
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