The Lebanese government confirmed a new daily maximum of coronavirus cases this Tuesday, surpassing the 7,000 threshold, before an upswing overlaps with saturation in health centers due to last week’s explosions in the country’s capital, Beirut.
The Lebanese Ministry of Health confirmed during the day that there have been 309 cases and seven deaths in the past hours, bringing the total to 7,121 and 87, respectively, since the pandemic began. The numbers hit Monday’s highs when there were 295 infections and four deaths.
It was also pointed out that half of the cases are of unknown origin, having failed to re-establish their contacts due to the disruption of on-site testing and downsizing on these tasks to step up aid to victims of the blasts who more than Left 200 dead and 7,000 wounded.
The director of the Rafik Hariri Hospital, Firas Abiad, stated through his account on the social network Twitter that “the vast majority of cases are community-based” and added that the intensive care units are “almost at the limit of their capacity”.