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Lebanon Sees 32 More Coronavirus Deaths, 2,130 New Cases
By Staff, Agencies
Lebanon recorded Sunday 32 new coronavirus deaths and 2,130 more cases, as the country began inoculating its population against the disease.
The cases were detected among 11,693 tests, with only 14 cases recorded among travelers arriving from abroad. The positivity rate of the tests in the last two weeks stood at 20 percent.
The total number of cases since the virus was first detected in the country in late February 2020 rose to 339,122, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of fatalities stands at 3,993.
The Lebanese Health Ministry said 2,250 patients were in hospital for COVID-19, with 926 in ICUs and 295 on ventilators.
Lebanon received its first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine Saturday, containing around 28,500 jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and began Sunday inoculating health care workers and the elderly.
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