Algeria reports 298 new COVID-19 cases, 46,071 in total

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Medical workers are seen at the Boufarik Hospital in the province of Blida, Algeria, on March 3, 2020. Algerian Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, bringing the total number in the country to eight. The three new cases were recorded in the family circle of the previous four cases in the province of Blida. (Xinhua)
Medical workers are seen at the Boufarik Hospital in the province of Blida, Algeria, on March 3, 2020. (Xinhua)

Algeria on Saturday reported 298 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infection cases to 46,071 and the total death toll to 1,549, said the Algerian Ministry of Health in a statement.

This is the first time since June 29 that the number of daily new cases has fallen below 300, according to the statement.

It noted that 222 patients were newly discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 32,481.

Algeria has resumed economic and commercial activities since June 7 as part of the efforts to return to normal life.

On Feb. 25, Algeria recorded its first infection with COVID-19.

China and Algeria have offered mutual help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early February, Algeria sent medical donation to help China combat the coronavirus. In return, China has sent two batches of medical aid to Algeria on March 27 and April 15 respectively.

A Chinese medical expert team arrived in Algeria on May 14 for a 15-day mission to help fight the coronavirus, through sharing China’s experience in curbing the spread of the contagious disease.

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