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Lebanon sees 500 new coronavirus cases, nine deaths

FILE: A nurse attends to COVID-19 patients at Al-Hamshari Hospital in Sidon, Feb. 8, 2021. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: Lebanon registered 500 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry reported Sunday.

The latest figures bring Lebanon's aggregate to 8,286 deaths, and 622,235 cases since the virus was first discovered in the country in February 2020.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,027 first doses of a vaccine where administered, bringing the total to 1,662,030, or 30.5 percent of the eligible population, as well as 1,560 second doses, meaning that a total of 13,768,66 people, or 25.3 percent of the eligible population, are fully vaccinated.





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