Spread of COVID-19 in LibyaSince the beginning of the pandemic until February 5th, 2023, a total of 507,162 infected people and 6,437 deaths have been reported in Libya.
The total of 507,162 infected people currently represents 7.4 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 5th, 2023, was 3, for a 7-day incidence of 0.0 cases per 100,000 population. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 1.3 percent in Libya.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 3.74 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 16th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 2.32 million people who have received at least one vaccination (33.7 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 186,729 people (2.7 percent).
1.24 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Libya (= 18.0 percent).
This means that Libya is one of the countries with the worst vaccination coverage in the world.The vaccination rate is higher in 212 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||175 cm||162 cm|
|Weight||82.6 kg||77.3 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.01%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Libya is above average, but is not as good as the average within the EU. The country provides 3.2 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 14,500 physicians in Libya, there are about 2.16 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 19 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.