Lebanon registered 1,842 new coronavirus cases and 22 deaths Wednesday, as head of the parliamentary Health Committee expected a rise in cases in two weeks because people are not adhering to preventive measures.
In its daily report, the ministry said that of the new cases, 15 were found among travelers arriving from abroad and the rest was from locals, raising the total infections nationwide to 131256.
14006 PCR tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, including 958 at Beirut International Airport, according to the report.
962 coronavirus patients have been hospitalized in the last 24 hours, including 368 at the ICU rooms, the report added, noting that the number of recoveries reached 82779.
Head of the Health Parliamentary Committee MP Assem Araji warned Wednesday that it’s expected that coronavirus cases in the country will rise in the next two weeks due to some people’s recklessness as they’re not adhering to preventive measures.