Lebanon on Friday announced 1,400 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths, surpassing 70,000 cases Sunday.
In its daily statement, the Health Ministry said the 1,400 cases were all confirmed among residents.
The new cases raise the overall tally to 71390 while three more deaths recorded over the past 24 hours take the death toll to 565.
The country has meanwhile recorded 34,803 recoveries.
According to the Health Ministry statement, 12,386 PCR tests were carried out over the past 24 hours, among them 1,203 at Beirut airport.
In the meantime, the Interior Ministry ordered 63 towns and villages to go under further lockdown in order to curb the spread of the virus.
Source: Al-Manar Website