Libya has 1,080 COVID-19 Victims In 24 Hours – GCFRNG

Libya on Monday reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections, the highest number for a day since the troubled country announced its first case in late March. Libya has 1,080 COVID-19 Victims In 24 Hours – GCFRNG

“Of the 4,291 tests conducted on Sunday, 1,080 were positive,” said the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), a government agency in Tripoli.

This figure puts the total number of Covid-19 cases in North Africa at 18,834, including 16,376 hospitalized, 2,162 patients recovered and 296 deaths.

The NCDC encourages people in the virus-prone area to avoid travel unless absolutely necessary.

Tripoli and its suburbs, where more than a third of Libya’s population, reached more than half of the new cases in the third week in a row.

On Sunday, the NCDC launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health system, including the need to wear a mask that is important to the public.

He called on the people of Tripoli to be vigilant and respect the measures given “the disease is deteriorating rapidly”.

Libya, which has been plagued by unrest since the ouster of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi and the 2011 NATO-backed uprising, has seen the Covid-19 case go up, considering medical services already extended.

At the end of August, the National Institutes of Health reported on the rise in disease.

“In addressing this situation, Libya’s health care system has been severely damaged by years of conflict,” WHO said.

“Due to severe testing and laboratory capacity, the number of (Covid-19) may be higher.”

AFP

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