Lebanon registers highest daily increase in COVID-19 deaths


By Eblt
  • World
  • Friday, 27 Nov 2020

BEIRUT, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Thursday highest 24 daily new deaths from COVID-19, raising the death toll to 974, while the tally of infections rose by 1,859 to 122,220, the Health Ministry reported.

Director General of Rafic Hariri University Hospital Firas Abiad announced that Lebanon succeeded, in the past two weeks, in adding 210 hospital beds and 90 ICU beds distributed among 62 hospitals all over the country.

"This will help COVID-19 patients go to hospitals close to their houses," he said, adding that additional beds will help control the number of deaths caused by the pandemic.

Lebanon is currently in a general lockdown period which will end by Nov. 30.

The country has been fighting against COVID-19 since Feb. 21.

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