At least 279 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Lebanon over the past day, the total number of infected reached 5,951. This was reported on Friday by the Al Arabiya TV channel.
According to him, this is the maximum daily increase in the number of infected people since the beginning of the pandemic in the country. The total number of recovered patients was 2,042, and 70 people died during the entire time of the pandemic.
On Thursday, Firas Abiad, Director of the hospital at Rafiq Hariri University, noted that in the next 10-15 days, the number of new cases of coronavirus infection may increase in Lebanon due to the overcrowding of hospitals and blood donation centers after the explosion in Beirut. The collective immunity to the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus, according to him, in Lebanon will weaken compared to the situation that was before the disaster. This, in turn, will have medium вЂ” and long-term consequences for the state.