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Lebanon sees resurgence in COVID-19 cases

23 Jun 2022, 07:44 GMT+10

BEIRUT, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Wednesday a daily increase of 861 new COVID-19 cases, which is significantly higher than previous reports in the past few weeks.

The increase raised the total number of infections to 1,105,129, according to data released by the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the number of deaths from the virus went up by one case to 10,456.

This month's last record daily high of 447 new cases was reported on June 19.

Also on Wednesday, the ministry also reported a COVID-19 testing positivity rate of 8.9 percent and 16 new hospital admissions.

Lebanon has seen a resurgence in the daily number of COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks as the country has started receiving a great number of tourists and expatriates for the summer season.

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