This chapter aims at estimating the number of COVID-19 cases over a period of 6 months and the cost related to their treatment. Estimated numbers are based on simplified models and assumptions. The purpose of this study is to provide the government with an indicative framework that could help assess the financing needs for such interventions.
The study will follow the below methodological steps: (1) Identifying a comparable pandemic with available historical data; (2) Verifying a comparable response plan scenario; (3) Identifying the relevant curve and project death data for Lebanon; (4) Converting the death count into confirmed cases data; (5) Identifying treatment scenarios; (6) Costing and estimating total financing needs.
- April 2020