Lebanon Records 5,440 Covid-19 Cases in One Day — Naharnet

Lebanon on Friday reported 5,440 fresh coronavirus cases, a new record high of daily infections for the small country, which registered 4,774 cases on Thursday.

The harrowing tally comes on the second day of a 25-day lockdown aimed at reining in a major spike in virus cases.

The new cases raise the overall tally to 210,139, including 138,839 recoveries, while 17 fatalities recorded on Friday take the death toll to 1,570.

The huge surge in infections comes after a holiday season in which tens of thousands of visitors flew into the country to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.

Source: Lebanon Records 5,440 Covid-19 Cases in One Day — Naharnet