Rafic Hariri University Hospital announced its daily report on the latest developments on the emerging coronavirus, stating:
“During the past 24 hours, the Rafic Hariri University Hospital received 25 cases in the emergency department designated to receive cases suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus.”
“All were subjected to the necessary medical statements; sixteen of them needed to enter the quarantine based on the assessment of the supervising doctor, while the rest adhered to home quarantine.”
Laboratory tests detecting coronavirus were performed for 34 cases, 33 of which were negative and one positive.
Ten cases were recommended to stay under home quarantine for fourteen days, where they were provided with all the necessary instructions and means of protection, according to the directions of the World Health Organization (WHO).
They left quarantine on Friday after they had been examined twice in hospital laboratories and the result was negative both times.
Up to 20 cases remain in quarantine so far, knowing that the laboratory results that were conducted for them were negative.
On Friday, February 28th, a new case of a Syrian woman was diagnosed with the emerging coronavirus. She was admitted to the isolation unit at Rafic Hariri University Hospital to receive the necessary treatment.
The first two coronaviruses in Lebanon are still quarantined, receiving the necessary treatment. Both of their health remains stable and well.
As for the Iranian who was diagnosed with the virus on Thursday, the patient is said to be old in age and suffers from chronic diseases. His condition is not stable and he is undergoing treatment.
According to LBCI, the new case infected with coronavirus that arrived at the Rafic Hariri Hospital is now in the isolation room. The person affected is undergoing additional tests to ensure the certainty of the virus infection.
Many rumors and speculation have been circulating around coronavirus infections in Lebanon, putting victims to defamation and slander.
It is important to only give attention to news published only by the Ministry of Public Health and the Rafic Hariri Hospital to avoid more fear and distress among the Lebanese community.