Coronavirus treatment center in Tripoli's Mitiga hospitalizes first case

Coronavirus treatment center in Tripoli's Mitiga hospitalizes first case

April 04, 2020 - 21:35
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Health Ministry said the newly set up Coronavirus treatment center in Tripoli's Mitiga had hospitalized the first case, adding in a statement on Saturday that the patient was sent from Bani Walid, saying a sample from the patient was sent to the Reference Laboratory of the National Center for Disease Control.

The Ministry added that the case was lodged first at the clinics complex in Zawiyat Al-Dahmani, which is assigned as the diagnosis center for Coronavirus cases by the Ministry of Health before sending the severe cases with respiratory problems to Mitiga treatment center.

Libya recorded Friday six new Coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 17, one of whom died on Thursday, according to the National Center for Disease Control.

It added that out of 20 latest tests, 14 tested negative and six positive, saying five of the six positive cases are for people who have been in contact with the old woman who died of COVID-19 on Thursday.