Breaking: 21 New Coronavirus Cases in Lebanon, Total of 412

Lebanese man wearing gas mask during coronavirus outbreak in Lebanon
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In its March 28th coronavirus (COVID-19) report, the Ministry of Public Health confirmed the new total of coronavirus cases in Lebanon to be 412.

The report said: “Until 28/03/2020, the total of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases at Rafik Hariri University Hospital, accredited university hospital laboratories, as well as private laboratories has reached 412 after 21 cases were recorded since yesterday.”

Additionally, it announced one new coronavirus-related death that took place in the past 24 hours.

The ministry said the deceased was in the 8th decade of his life and was suffering from chronic diseases. He passed away at Rafik Hariri University Hospital.

This raises the total of coronavirus fatalities in Lebanon to 8. On the other hand, 27 total recoveries have been recorded in total so far. With these in mind, the number of active coronavirus cases becomes 377 on March 28th.

The latest data shared by the Ministry of Public Health shows that 995 patients are currently in quarantine and 3 cases are considered critical out of the total cases, as of the same date.

Also, a total of 5,959 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Lebanon so far. The Health Ministry is restating the importance of committing to the government’s general mobilization guidelines and self-isolation, every day.

It insists that all citizens must adhere to the “implementation of all preventive measures, especially the commitment to complete domestic isolation.”

The ministry says self-isolation has become an “individual and societal moral responsibility that is incumbent on every citizen.”

This comes with the warning that negligence in the application of these measures “will expose the violator to legal and criminal prosecution.”

In its latest session, the cabinet made the decision to allocate $600 million for medical supplies, which have become sparse in Lebanon, to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The government also approved 75 billion LBP for an aid plan that will provide rations for the needy families across Lebanon.

Seeing that the costs of importing medical supplies necessary to combat the coronavirus are very high, and because Lebanon has grown very short on them, Lebanese engineers and companies have come up with alternatives.

Their endeavors have given birth to locally-manufactured, high-quality artificial respirators, which have been adopted by some Lebanese hospitals.

Yesterday, March 27th, the total of coronavirus cases was 391 in Lebanon after the Health Ministry confirmed 23 new cases.

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