Thu, 15 Apr 2021

BEIRUT, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon recorded on Wednesday 3,513 new COVID-19 cases, raising the number of infections to 362,833, the Health Ministry reported.

Meanwhile, death toll from the virus went up by 62 to 4,508.

Jacques Mokhbat, member of the national committee for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine, said on Wednesday that only 29,000 people in Lebanon have been vaccinated so far.

"If the process remains that slow, we will not be able to reach herd immunity before 2027," he said.

On Feb. 14, Lebanon started its vaccination campaign with employees in the health sector and the elderly above 75 years old.

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