BEIRUT — Lebanon on Sunday recorded 10 additional cholera cases but no new deaths in the previous 24 hours, the Health Ministry said in its report published on Sunday evening.
According to the document, the total number of cholera cases since the beginning of Lebanon's first outbreak of the disease since 1993 in early October now stands at 436.
This is the fourth consecutive day that Lebanon has not recorded any death as a result of the illness. The total number of people who have died from this disease since the outbreak began remains at 18.
Throughout Lebanon, 96 hospital beds are currently occupied by patients suffering from or suspected of having contracted the disease.
Cholera manifests itself as acute diarrhea caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the Vibrio cholerae bacillus present in feces. But it can also be asymptomatic.