No Covid-19 deaths recorded for the first time in months

The NCDC announces that Libya for the first time in months has not seen a death caused by Covid-19

Libya’s vaccination campaign began last month and so far over a hundred thousand people have recieved their Covid jab. [Photo: NCDC}
Libya’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reported for the first time in months that no Covid-19 deaths had been registered in its regular epidemiological situation update on Tuesday.

The Centre collected 338 Covid19-positive samples, including 257 new samples and 81 mixtures, accounting for 11% of the total 3032 positive cases and distributing them to 13 labs.

285 people were healed, according to the NCDC, with 210 in Tripoli, 40 in Zentan, and 18 in Misrata, taking the total number of survivors to 169,070.

The director of the NCDC’s Department of Vaccinations recently announced that over 100,000 people have been vaccinated thus far, and that all of the remaining vaccine would be provided to citizens as a first dose, with the aim of reducing infections and deaths, decrease the impact on isolation centers, and achieving high community immunity.

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was present in at least 100,000 of the doses provided to Libya this week and the Ministry of Health stated that doses of Johnson & Johnson and Oxford’s AstraZeneca are expected shortly.

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