Lebanon hits record coronavirus deaths, infections

Lebanon hit new daily records of 44 coronavirus deaths and over 6,000 new infections Friday, the second day of a lockdown aimed at preventing the country’s creaking healthcare system from collapsing. The country of six million recorded 6,154 new infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said, as hospitals in Beirut reached full capacity. The announcement came as the American University of Beirut’s medical centre, one the country’s top facilities, said that its intensive care units, Covid-19 units and emergency room were all full. “We are unable to find beds for even the most criti…

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