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Lebanon's COVID-19 infections exceed 7,000

12 Aug 2020, 03:51 GMT+10

BEIRUT, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's number of COVID-19 infections increased on Tuesday by 309 to 7,121 while the death toll went up by seven to 87, the Health Ministry said.

Meanwhile, Lebanese Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced that 26 teams from the health ministry have been deployed in 23 districts to follow up on COVID-19 cases.

The minister also emphasized the need to equip a field hospital within maximum 10 days to the extent of being able to receive more COVID-19 patients.

Lebanon has been fighting against COVID-19 since Feb. 21.

China offered on June 11 around 17,500 masks, 1,500 protective suits, 1,320 goggles and 1,000 shoe covers to Lebanese public hospitals.

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