COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon

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COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationLebanon
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBeirut
Arrival date21 February 2020
(5 months, 2 weeks and 1 day ago)
Confirmed cases878 (as of 13 May)[1]
Recovered236 (as of 13 May)[1]
Deaths
26 (as of 13 May)[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Lebanon in February 2020.

Cases[change | change source]

On 21 February 2020, Lebanon confirmed its first case of COVID-19: a 45-year-old woman traveling back from Qom, Iran tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and was transferred to a hospital in Beirut.[2]

On 26 February, a second woman, who returned from Iran on the same Mahan Air flight as the first patient, also tested positive.[3][4]

On 27 February, a 77-year-old Iranian man, who arrived from Iran on 24 February, tested positive in Beirut.[5][6]

On 28 February, a Syrian woman tested positive and was admitted to Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut.[7]

On 29 February, the total reached 7 confirmed cases.[8]

On 10 March, the first coronavirus-related death is recorded.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Lebanon Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency". Lebanon Info Center. Lebanon Info Center. 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  2. "First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Lebanon". The961. 2020-02-21. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  3. "Lebanon reports second coronavirus case". www.aa.com.tr. Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  4. "Second Coronavirus Case Just Recorded in Lebanon". The961. 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  5. Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "Lebanon health ministry confirms third case of coronavirus, NNA reports". news.trust.org. Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  6. "Health Ministry Confirms Third Cononavirus Case in Lebanon". MTV Lebanon (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  7. "Iraq, Lebanon confirm new coronavirus cases". www.aa.com.tr. Archived from the original on 29 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  8. "Lebanon Just Confirmed 7 Coronavirus Cases in Total". The961. 2020-02-29. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  9. Abdul Reda, Nour (10 March 2020). "Breaking: First Person Dies From Coronavirus in Lebanon". The961. Retrieved 10 March 2020.