Lebanon reported 1,459 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number of infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, the country’s Ministry of Public Health said.

The latest number of recorded cases brings the country’s total case count to 48,377. 

There were also nine new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 433, the ministry says.

Lebanon has recently witnessed a surge of Covid-19 cases. This comes as the country is suffering from an economic collapse and dealing with the aftermath of the port blast on August 4th, that ripped through the capital killing nearly 200 people, wounding around 6,000 people and displacing about 300,000 people.

Source: CNN

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