There are now 28 cases of COVID-19 quarantined at Rafik Hariri University Hospital, the hospital announced on Saturday. New cases were confirmed as more than 130 suspicious cases were examined.
On the evening of Saturday, March 7th, the hospital released its daily report on coronavirus developments, revealing 6 new cases of coronavirus infection.
In the past 24 hours, Rafik Hariri University Hospital has taken in “156 cases in the emergency department specialized for receiving suspected cases of the emerging coronavirus.”
The hospital performed all necessary medical examinations on the entries and accordingly quarantined 13 of them, “based on the monitoring doctor’s evaluation.”
The rest of the cases, on the other hand, were instructed to commit to self-quarantine at home.
As for the results of the examinations, the hospital stated that “laboratory tests were performed in 140 cases, 134 of which were negative, and 6 were positive.” As such, the 6 positive cases were isolated by the hospital’s medical team.
Moreover, Saturday’s report mentioned that “17 people who were in the quarantine area have left the hospital after the result of the laboratory test was negative.”
Those people were also ordered to isolate themselves in their respective residences according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization.
In contrast, 15 cases remain in the hospital’s quarantine area at the time of writing.
Notably, not all 28 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are currently present at the Rafik Hariri Hospital. The report stated that, so far, the positive cases inside the hospital are 22.
As for the rest, the ones identified on Saturday, “a team from the Ministry of Public Health is ensuring that [they] are transferred to the hospital,” the report said.
In general, the report assures that “the situation of those infected with the emerging coronavirus is stable, except for 3 cases of critical condition.”
All of the infected are receiving the necessary treatment in the isolation unit of Rafik Hariri University Hospital.