The Ministry of Public Health just released its daily COVID-19 report. It confirmed 11 new cases in the past 24 hours and announced the new total to be 120 coronavirus infections in Lebanon.
On Tuesday, the ministry stated: “From February 21st until March 17th, 2020, the total of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 120, including those diagnosed in Rafik Hariri Governmental University Hospital and those reported other university hospitals accredited by the ministry (i.e. 11 new cases were registered yesterday).”
Moreover, it announced that “two cases of complete recovery were recorded, after confirming the passive PCR examination for two consecutive times within 48 hours.”
The report reiterated that the ministry’s medical teams “continue to monitor samples from all suspected cases, as well as monitor all contacts and arrivals from countries experiencing a local spread of the virus.”
Additionally, the Health Ministry is still undergoing an “epidemic investigation on some of the cases diagnosed recently.” This investigation aims to identify how these individuals contracted the virus.
Furthermore, the statement again advised all citizens “to adhere to the strict measures issued by the official references and to stay in their houses, except when absolutely necessary.”
The Ministry of Public Health had announced the total number of cases to be 109 in its last report on Monday after 10 new cases were recorded in Lebanon.
After 2 new COVID-19 patients fully recovered, the total of coronavirus recoveries in Lebanon has increased to 4. Minister Hamad Hasan previously mentioned these recoveries on Tuesday morning.
He held a press conference alongside Dr. Firas Abyad, Chairman of Rafic Hariri University Hospital, and announced what he reckoned to be “good news for the Lebanese at the beginning of the day.”
“More cases of recovery have been recorded for people with coronavirus,” Minister Hasan declared.
The minister also said that “a solution has been reached with the intervention of and doubled efforts from Prime Minister Dr. Hassan Diab.”
This solution allows “securing an additional amount of conditional contribution to enable [Hariri Hospital] to start implementing the law related to the series of ranks and salaries,” Hasan announced.