Libya reports 536 new COVID-19 cases, 32,364 in total

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Sunday reported 536 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country so far to exceed 32,000.

The center said in a statement that it received a total of 2,512 suspected samples, of which 536 were tested positive.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya currently is 32,364, including 18,128 recoveries and 520 deaths, the center confirmed.

Libyan authorities have taken a series of precautionary measures against the pandemic since the first case was announced in March, including 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.