Algeria reports 210 new COVID-19 cases

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)
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)

Algeria on Saturday reported 210 new COVID-19 cases and six new fatalities, bringing the total infections to 49,623 and the death toll to 1,665, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

Meanwhile, 105 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 34,923.

Algerian Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid on Saturday expressed his satisfaction with the results of the fight against COVID-19, the official APS news agency reported.

According to Benbouzid, there is a drop in new cases in recent weeks, which is due to “the effective participation of all sectors and all sections of society, despite the fact that some still do not respect the compulsory wearing of masks.”

Algeria has been resuming economic and commercial activities since June 7 as part of its efforts to return to normal life.

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