37 new COVID-19 cases recorded, raising total to 304

The report also revealed that no deaths were recorded today, keeping the total number of deceased at four, while another four people are said to be in critical condition.
by Mohamad Shour

24 March 2020 | 21:38

Source: by Annahar

  • by Mohamad Shour
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 24 March 2020 | 21:38

Passengers lining up for departure as workers disinfect the Rafic Hariri International Airport amid COVID-19 fears (AP Photo))

BEIRUT: Thirty-Seven new COVID-19 cases in Lebanon have been identified, according to a daily report issued Tuesday by the Rafic Hariri University Hospital.

This brings the total amount of cases to 304. The report stated that 327 suspected cases were transferred to hospitals by the Lebanese Red Cross, 24 of which tested positive for the virus.

The report also revealed that no deaths were recorded today, keeping the total number of deceased at four, while another four people are said to be in critical condition.

The districts with the highest concentrations of infections were found to be Beirut and El Metn, with Kesrouane, Byblos, and Baabda quickly catching up.

The report offered an array of recommendations including implementing decisions by the Council of Ministers, staying home and avoiding crowded places.

Strict measures have been put in place to help contain the outbreak, as Lebanon announced a state of emergency and deployed the Lebanese army to enforce public lockdown.

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