Lebanon has the highest daily coronavirus rate since the beginning of the pandemic.
Since the world started changing earlier this year, Lebanon hasn’t been in our focus, at least not COVID-related.
The entire world got overwhelmed by the tragic explosion in Beirut in August this year when all the coronavirus restrictions stopped.
The logical outcome was a rapid spread of the virus and an increasing number of coronavirus patients across the country.
As expected, COVID-19 activities were paused for a while, and people weren’t able to get tested when needed.
Today, the country is reporting the highest daily rate ever, counting 1,459 new cases.
The Ministry of Public Health announced that the total number of infected people in Lebanon is 48,377, while 433 have died.
Despite the dreadful situation with the coronavirus, Lebanon is also facing a severe economic crisis after the horrific port blast.
In the tragedy, the nation lost 200 people, 6,000 were wounded, and 300,000 needed to be displaced from their homes.
When all of these people were forced to move around the country and find new homes, they certainly contributed to the massive spread of the virus.
All in all, Lebanon is facing two tragedies in one, going in the wrong direction.