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Lebanon registers 626 coronavirus cases, four deaths in last 24 hours

A nurse attends to COVID-19 patients at Al-Hamshari Hospital in Sidon, Feb. 8, 2021. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari/File)

BEIRUT: Lebanon registered 626 coronavirus cases and four deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Saturday.

The cases were found among 16,708 tests, resulting in an average two-week positivity rate of 6.3 percent.

The report also showed that 311 people were in hospital with the virus, including 163 patients in intensive care and 47 on ventilators. The two-week average of unvaccinated cases hospitalized stood at 87 percent.

Among the latest cases, 26 were among travelers to Lebanon from abroad. The new numbers bring the aggregate in Lebanon to 8,232 deaths and 617,662 cases since the virus was first discovered in the country in February 2020.

Meanwhile, a total of 10,070 first-dose vaccine jabs were administered, bringing the total to 1,607,886, or 29.5 percent of the eligible population, as well as 8,656 second-dose jabs, resulting in a total of 1,320,462 individuals or 24.2 percent of the eligible population now fully vaccinated.





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