The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health issued their daily statement, Wednesday, February 11, on Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirming that 9 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Lebanon. The statement says:
“As of March 11, 2020, at noon, a total of 61 confirmed cases were diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19); 52 patients were diagnosed in Rafic Hariri Hospital and 9 in university hospitals.”
The statement also explains how that the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are distributed among the people infected as follow:
37% of those infected are people coming from countries abroad (Egypt, United Kingdom, Iran, and Switzerland); 58% of the patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) were confirmed to be in contact with proven cases.
“13 among those were in contact with an expatriate case from Egypt, 5 among those in contact with an expatriate case come from the United Kingdom, 5 among those in contact with cases from Iran.” The statement added.
3 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are still being investigated (6%), but the sources of these specific cases are, as of now, unsure.
The statement proceeded to say; “the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are distributed according to age groups as follows: 11% below twenty years old, 77% from 20 to 59 years old, and 10% from 60 years and older.”
A new death was recorded for a patient in the sixth decade who already had a chronic illness. He is the second reported death in Lebanon, after the first coronavirus death was reported in Lebanon on Tuesday, March 11.