Lebanon registers 570 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths

BEIRUT, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon registered on Sunday 570 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 532,839, the Health Ministry reported.

Meanwhile, death toll from the virus went up by 26 to 7,486.

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Only 4 percent of the Lebanese population have so far been vaccinated with two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, but the rate is expected to increase as the country will receive 2 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines in June.

Lebanon has been fighting against the pandemic since Feb. 21, 2020.