Lebanon’s number of COVID-19 cases exceeds 52,500

Lebanon registered on Saturday 1,388 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 52,558, while the death toll went up by five to 455, the Health Ministry reported.

Lebanon has expanded its public hospitals to receive more COVID-19 patients amid a remarkable increase in infections over the past month.

Lebanon has been fighting against COVID-19 since Feb. 21.

The country has received several donations from different countries for the fight against COVID-19 including China which offered on Sept. 9 around 10,000 N95 masks, 100,000 medical masks, 100,000 gloves and 6,000 PCR rapid tests.