Libya reports 138 new COVID-19 cases, 2,314 in total

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  • Friday, 24 Jul 2020

TRIPOLI, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Thursday reported 138 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily infection rate in the country so far.

The center said in a statement that the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Libya hit 2,314.

Twelve more patients recovered and three died over the past 24 hours, raising the total recoveries and the death toll to 501 and 56 respectively, the center said.

The first COVID-19 case in Libya was reported in March.

China donated medical aid to Libya in June to help the country fight the pandemic.

The aid included 834 nucleic acid diagnostic kits, 5,000 medical protective suits, 15,000 N95 masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 goggles and 5,000 pairs of medical gloves.

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