On Monday, the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,085 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of infected cases in the country to 18,834.
In its statement, the NCDC also reported 11 deaths, raising the death toll to 296. It also added that 81 more patients have recovered, with the total number of recoveries rising to 2,162.
Libyan authorities have taken a series of protective measures against the pandemic, since the first case was reported in March. Such measures include the closing of borders, schools and mosques, the banning of public gatherings, and the imposition of a curfew.
Since originating in China last December, COVID-19 has claimed nearly 893,711 lives in 188 countries and regions. More than 27.3 million cases have been reported worldwide. Over 19.4 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.