Algeria reports 129 new COVID-19 cases, 3,256 in total

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Algerian women wearing protective masks are pictured in front of El-Kettar hospital's special unit to treat cases of novel coronavirus in the capital Algiers on February 26, 2020. - Algerian authorities announced yesterday the country's first case of the novel coronavirus, in an Italian citizen who arrived in the country on February 17. (Photo by RYAD KRAMDI / AFP) (Photo by RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Medical workers are seen at the Boufarik Hospital in the province of Blida, Algeria, on March 3, 2020. (Xinhua)

Algeria on Saturday reported 129 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number in the North African country to 3,256.

Meanwhile, the fatalities of COVID-19 increased to 419 after four new death cases were reported in the past 24 hours, Djamel Fourar, head of the Detection and Follow-up Commission, told reporters.

The number of recovery cases has increased to 1,479 after 71 more patients were discharged, he said.

So far, 2,077 confirmed cases according to laboratory analysis and 3,567 suspected cases according to radiology and scanner analysis have been hospitalized for treatment, Fourar noted.

A total of 34 patients are in intensive care units, he said.

In a bid to halt the spread of the pandemic, the Algerian authorities have imposed a partial nationwide lockdown until April 29.

Algeria reported the first novel coronavirus case on February 25.

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