The World Health Organization (WHO) has questioned the death rate from the Coronavirus in Libya which reads as 1.4% compared to the regional level of 2.2%, suggesting that the low rates of detection may be due to problems in detection tests and poor death reporting in the country.

A report issued by WHO showed that Libya in fact ranked tenth on the list of countries with the largest number of Coronavirus infections in the Middle East, whilst ranking sixth amongst the top ten countries which recorded the highest death rate in the entire region.