BEIRUT, The Lebanese Health Ministry registered yesterday, 4,176 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number in the country to 276,587.
Meanwhile, the death toll increased by 52 to 2,270.
Firas Abiad, director general of Rafic Hariri University Hospital, said, the spread of the COVID-19 variants in Lebanon was expected and may have contributed to the recent sharp rise in the number of cases.
Abiad expressed his concern about studies suggesting that certain coronavirus mutations may be associated with increased mortality.
He noted that Lebanon’s immediate goal should be to regain some level of control over the virus.
Lebanon has been fighting against the COVID-19, since Feb 21, 2020.
Source: NAM News Network