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Lebanon’s total Omicron cases rise to 433

(Xinhua) 13:16, December 26, 2021

Lebanon's total Omicron cases rise to 433

Signs of COVID-19 countermeasures are seen at the entrance of a Christmas market in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Dec. 25, 2021. Lebanon’s Health Ministry announced on Saturday that the number of cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant stands at 433 so far. (Xinhua/Liu Zongya)

BEIRUT, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) — Lebanon’s Health Ministry announced on Saturday that the number of cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant stands at 433 so far.

The ministry added that the number of COVID-19 infections increased by 2,017 to a total of 711,259, while death toll from the virus went up by 15 to 9,027.

The Health Ministry has been urging people to register for vaccination hoping to reduce the surge in cases and protect the community against the Omicron variant.

Only 35.3 percent of the population has been vaccinated so far, according to the ministry.

Lebanon's total Omicron cases rise to 433

People buy face masks before entering a Christmas market in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Dec. 25, 2021. Lebanon’s Health Ministry announced on Saturday that the number of cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant stands at 433 so far. (Xinhua/Liu Zongya)

(Web editor: ZhangWenjie, Bianji)