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Lebanon registers 580 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths in last 24 hours

A woman receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT: Lebanon registered 580 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Saturday.

The cases were found from 16,644 tests, resulting in a two-week average positivity rate of 5.5 percent. 20 of the cases reported Saturday were found among travelers to the country.

The latest report showed that 283 people are currently in hospital with the virus. Of those, 144 are in intensive care, with 35 people on ventilators.

These figures bring Lebanon's aggregate to 8,277 deaths, and 621,735 cases since the virus was first discovered in the country in February 2020.

Meanwhile, a total of 11,716 first doses of a vaccine where administered, bringing the total to 16,600,03, or 30.5 percent of the eligible population, as well as 8,537 second doses, meaning that a total of 13,753,06 people, or 25.2 percent of the eligible population, are fully vaccinated.





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