Lebanon reports a new fatality, toll stands at 18

People wearing face masks walk outside Rafik Hariri hospital in Beirut, where Lebanon's first coronavirus case is being quarantined. -- File photo

By Tamara Abueish

DUBAI -- Lebanon reported one new coronavirus fatality, raising the virus-related death toll in the country to 18, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

Seven new cases were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed cases in Lebanon to 527, the ministry said.

Citizens and residents are urged to self-isolate at home and to regularly wash their hands, the ministry added.

The ministry also advised people to avoid spreading rumors about the virus. -- Al Arabiya English