Libya reports 433 new COVID-19 cases, 22,791 in total

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TRIPOLI, LIBYA - MARCH 25: Officials carry out disinfection works within coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli, Libya on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Hazem Turkia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
TRIPOLI, LIBYA – MARCH 25: Officials carry out disinfection works within coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions at Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli, Libya on March 25, 2020. (Photo by Hazem Turkia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Sunday reported 433 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country so far to 22,791.

The center said in a statement that it received a total of 2,725 suspected samples, of which 433 tested positive, adding that 83 more patients have recovered and eight died, raising the total number of recoveries to 12,183 and the death toll to 362.

A series of precautionary measures against COVID-19 have been taken by the since the first case was announced in March, which include closing the country’s borders, shutting down schools and mosques, banning public gatherings and imposing a curfew.

China donated medical aid to Libya in June to help the country’s pandemic battle, including 834 nucleic acid diagnostic kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 pairs of goggles and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves.

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