The Lebanese Ministry of Information’s official website created for coronavirus (COVID-19) has stated that the number of people fully recovered has reached 43 cases.
The first fully recovered case was announced on 11 March, 20 days after the first case was recorded in Lebanon and a day after the first coronavirus death.
The Health Ministry announced that, as of 4 March, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases in Rafik Hariri University Hospital and accredited university hospital laboratories, in addition to private laboratories, reached 479 .
This signifies an increase of 16 coronavirus cases from the day before. The ministry noted that the number of examinations conducted in the past twenty-four hours reached 490 PCR examinations.
Out of 7,289 coronavirus examinations to this date, the total number of confirmed cases is 479, and the number of cases still active has dropped to 422.
According to NNA, the Health Minister of Public Health explained the distribution of deaths according to age. He confirmed that the highest rate of death is for people who are 70 years old or older.
“The death rate is:
1.5% for people aged between 40 and 49
4.3 percent are between 50 and 59
2.1 percent are between 60 and 69
13 percent are people that are 70 years old or older.”
MP Hassan assured that the percentage of deaths recorded in Lebanon is 3%, which is an acceptable figure. “Even though the numbers are still acceptable, we mourn a lot for every person who lost their lives, especially if the loss was a result of negligence.”
The minister also addressed the increase of the coronavirus cases, which has significantly dropped over a span of a week. “The number of injuries was doubling every five days, but today, with everyone’s efforts, we are close to reaching the goal, which is the number doubling every ten days.”
“It has been shown that we can achieve this number, following the example of Japan and Singapore that managed to achieve that. Lebanon approached this goal, with the number increasing to 479, after it was 237 cases 10 days prior,” MP Hassan concluded.
However, the minister acknowledged that even though the number of fully recovered coronavirus cases has reached 43, Lebanon is still “in the eye of the storm and within the circle of danger.”
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