Libya registers 12.000 recovered Covid-19 cases after adopting new protocol

Libya registers 12.000 recovered Covid-19 cases after adopting new protocol

September 12, 2020 - 19:42
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control has announced the recovery of 12.000 Covid-19 cases after adopting the new recovery protocol, thus leaving the country with 9.894 active cases.

The new protocol of the scientific commission of the center contained the description of several cases, especially those with apprant symptoms, who should be called "recovered cases" after ten days from the day on which the symptoms first appeared plus three days without any symptoms.

The protocol adds that the recovered cases should not do an RT-PCR test after 10 days of testing positive with Coronavirus, except for some critical cases which need negative results to be announced as recovered.

The commission said there should be no need for RT-PCR test to end the home isolation while the positive cases with no symptoms who are at home isolation should end the isolation after ten days with one more day without any high temperature without the use of medical pills.

"Those who have severe symptoms should stay at home 20 days since the start of their symptoms." The center added.

The previous protocol was to re-test which is something the patients with mild or no symptoms don't do. This made the recovery rates very low compared to 22.348 total cases.