Libyan COVID-19 cases jump by 190 to 3,017

(MENAFN) The combined tally of patients who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Libya has amounted to 3,017 as 190 more cases were detected over the past 24-hour period as of Wednesday, the country's National Center for Control announced, adding that the number of patients who have survived their deadly infections reached 579, with 67 others, on the other hand, have died.

According to the most recent data compiled by the center on Wednesday morning, the recent confirmed cases were the only who tested positive for the virus out of nearly 476 samples conducted in the previous day.

Libyan officials issued orders to close the country's boundaries, suspend schools and mosques, ban public gatherings, and impose a curfew as part of preventive measures to halt the pandemic of the COVID-19 throughout the nation.

The Libyan Ministry of Justice said Monday that it will release 582 prisoners before the end of their prison term, as a precautionary measure to curb the coronavirus spread.



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