SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 23 June 2021, Wednesday |

‘Good News’: RHUH to close COVID ICU today, Dr. Abiad says

The Director of Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH), Dr. Firas Abiad, has reported good news about the coronavirus, saying the hospital will close a COVID intensive care unit today.

“Some good news on Eid. Today, RHUH will close one of its COVID ICUs as the cases of infections have dropped in Lebanon,” Dr. Abiad wrote on Twitter on Friday.

“Let’s work hard to prevent its reopening once again. For those who haven’t yet received the vaccine, wearing a face mask and limiting gatherings to small ones in the open air is less risky.”

On Thursday, Lebanon’s health ministry announced that 580 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past 24 hours, along with 20 deaths.

The total number of confirmed cases stands now at 534,968 while the overall tally of fatalities is 7,569.