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Lebanon COVID-19 Cases Drop to 71; Six Related Deaths Reported

Lebanon COVID-19 Cases Drop to 71; Six Related Deaths Reported
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By Staff, Agencies

Lebanon recorded the lowest number of coronavirus infections in 11 months with just 71 cases detected in the last 24 hours and six deaths, the Health Ministry said Monday.

The last time the country registered less was July 20 2020, when 46 cases were recorded as Lebanon reopened from a stringent four-month lockdown that saw all land, sea, and air borders close.

The new cases bring the total number of coronavirus infections since the virus was first detected in the country in February 2020 to 541,628, along with a total of 7,769 deaths.

Out of Monday’s figures, two cases were discovered among travelers arriving in Lebanon.

As of Monday, 182 individuals were in hospital with the virus, along with 90 patients in intensive care wards and 34 people on ventilators, according to the Health Ministry’s report.

Meanwhile, 2,471 first-stage vaccine jabs were administered during the Pfizer inoculation “Marathon” Sunday which was held in north Lebanon in the regions of Akkar, Baalbek-Hermel and the Bekaa Valley, the Health Ministry reported. Residents aged over 60 were invited to walk-in appointments to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

Lebanon has been witnessing a steady decline in the number of coronavirus infections and deaths, after an uncontrolled outbreak at the start of 2021 resulted in strict lockdown measures that successfully warded off a second wave.

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