BEIRUT, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Monday by 547 cases to 24,857 while death toll went up by 5 to 246, the Health Ministry reported.
The Health Ministry has increased its efforts to fight against the virus by opening new departments in several hospitals around the country.
Moreover, caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced on Monday that the ministry will also create a field hospital in Roumieh prison to control the spread of the virus in the location following the detection of cases.
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.