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Lebanon detects seven new coronavirus cases, two deaths

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Lebanon has detected seven new cases of the coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 68 as of Wednesday, according to Lebanese MTV television station.

A second person died of coronavirus in Lebanon on Wednesday, according to the Lebanese health ministry. The man who died was in his 60s and had a preexisting condition, according to Lebanon’s NNA news agency.

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(With Reuters)