Lebanon now has a total of 494 COVID-19 cases, the Ministry of Public Health announced in its daily report released on Thursday, April 2nd.
The report said that until 02/04/2020, the total of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases at Rafik Hariri University Hospital, accredited university hospital laboratories, and private laboratories has reached 494 after 15 cases were recorded since yesterday.
The Health Ministry revealed that the new cases were confirmed to be COVID-19-positive out of 539 tests conducted in the past 24 hours. Moreover, 4 new deaths were recorded during the same period.
As of Thursday, the number of total recoveries is 43. With the latest updates taken into account, the total of active cases is now 435, only 3 of which are considered in critical condition.
On the other hand, the total number of fatalities is 16 as of Thursday.
Additionally, so far, 7,289 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Lebanon since the outbreak began in February.
As of the time of writing, 1,117 people are in quarantine in the Lebanese hospitals accredited by the Ministry of Public Health.
The Health Ministry has been rigorous in shedding light on the significance of preventive measures in combating the disease. Among those are regular handwashing with proper techniques, social distancing, and self-quarantine.
In previous reports, the Health Ministry has stressed the importance of committing to the government’s general mobilization guidelines and self-isolation, which it has called an “individual and societal moral responsibility that is incumbent on every citizen.”
Yesterday, April 1st, the ministry’s COVID-19 report showed that the total of coronavirus cases in Lebanon became 479 after 16 new cases were recorded on Wednesday.
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