Monday, May 20

Libya: Covid-19 Cases Reach 2679 on Sunday, an Alarming Rise

Tripoli_ A sharp increase in covid-19 infections in Libya during the last four days indicating that the country is moving very fast into uncharted zone of the pandemic that it did not experience before.

According to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the number of covid-19 infections recorded on Sunday reached 2679 cases mostly in the western part of the country. NCDC did not include major cities in eastern Libya such as Benghazi, Bayda and Tobruk in some of its data releases.

The data released by NCDC shows that the cases started to significantly increase on Wednesday 7 July 2021 when the number of infections registered at 1384 to increase on Thursday to 1710 cases, on Saturday to 2854 and to 2679 cases on Sunday 11 July 2021.

The total number of infected cases in Libya since the start of the pandemic has reached 206769 including 22323 active cases, 181203 recoveries and 3243 deaths.

On Friday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the number of Covid-19 infections in Libya is on the rise.

The organization urged citizens to protect themselves, their families, and society by obtaining vaccination. It also called on all to adhere to safety precautions by wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, and washing hands constantly.

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