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Lebanon Registers 1,001 New Coronavirus Cases, 34 More Deaths

Lebanon Registers 1,001 New Coronavirus Cases, 34 More Deaths
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By Staff, Agencies

Lebanon registered 1001 new coronavirus cases and 34 more related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Monday.

The cases were detected among 8,360 tests, with only 19 cases found among travelers arriving at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport. The average positivity rate throughout the last two weeks stood at 16.9 percent.

The total number of cases since the virus was first detected in the country on February 21, 2020, rose to 480,502 according to figures released by the Health Ministry. The total number of fatalities now stands at 6,443.

The statistics provided by the Health Ministry also show that 2,069 patients are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 and related complications, with 892 in the ICU and 255 requiring ventilators.

Vaccinations are not administered on Sundays, meaning that neither first-stage nor second-stage jabs were given to patients in the past 24 hours. However, the cumulative number of inoculations since the February 14 onset stand at 159,776 first-stage and 89,252 second-stage jabs so far.

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced Sunday that Lebanon is to receive 50,000 doses of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine from China Tuesday, 10,000 of which will be allocated to Lebanese Army personnel.

The remaining doses will be distributed among public sector employees, photographers and media professionals, security workers and veterinarians.