Beirut [Lebanon], August 4 (ANI/Xinhua): Lebanon registered on Tuesday 1,240 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 564,364, the Health Ministry reported.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the virus went up by five to 7,917.
Firass Abiad, director-general of Rafik Hariri University Hospital (RHUH), said on Tuesday that the number of COVID-19 patients at the hospital had recently surged.
"Worryingly, the number of requests for transfer of COVID-19 patients to RHUH is rising sharply.
Many hospitals have not, or only partially, reopened their COVID-19 units. It is important to know the current bed capacity and take measures to increase it," he said.
Lebanese authorities said they might impose a new lockdown if cases continue to increase. (ANI/Xinhua)