TRIPOLI, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Monday reported 1,109 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country so far to 43,821.
The center said in a statement it received a total of 4,297 suspected samples, of which 1,109 tested positive, adding that 428 patients have recovered while 13 others died.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya so far is 43,821, including 24,466 recoveries and 644 fatalities, the center confirmed.
Libyan authorities have taken a series of precautionary measures against the pandemic since the first case was reported 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.