Lebanon registers 33 coronavirus deaths, 3,120 cases

The total number of cases since the virus was first detected in the country on February 21, 2020, rose to 485,918

  
People sit at a coffee shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beirut, Lebanon December 15, 2020.

People sit at a coffee shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beirut, Lebanon December 15, 2020.

REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT: Lebanon registered 33 new coronavirus-related deaths and 3,120 more cases in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Wednesday.

The cases were detected among 24,488 tests, with only 19 cases found among travelers arriving at Rafik Hariri International Airport. The average positivity rate throughout the last two weeks stood at 16.1 percent.

The total number of cases since the virus was first detected in the country on Feb. 21, 2020, rose to 485,918, according to figures released by the Health Ministry. The total number of fatalities now stands at 6,512.

The statistics provided by the Health Ministry also show that 1,987 patients are currently hospitalized for COVID-19 and related complications, with 875 in the ICU and 249 requiring ventilators.

The Health Ministry also reported that 7,224 first-stage jabs and 3,666 second-round vaccinations were administered in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative number of inoculations since the Feb. 14 onset to 170,916 first-stage and 95,698 second-stage jabs so far.

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