Algeria reports 256 new COVID-19 cases, 101,913 in total

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A woman wearing a protective face mask disinfects the window of a bus, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Algiers, Algeria March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina
A woman wearing a protective face mask disinfects the window of a bus, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Algiers, Algeria March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Algeria on Saturday reported 256 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 101,913 and the death toll to 2,803, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

Meanwhile, 209 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 69,071.

The spokesperson of the Algerian Scientific Committee monitoring the spread of COVID-19, Djamel Fourar, said on Saturday that Algeria will receive the first batch of vaccines in the next few days.

On Feb. 25, 2020, Algeria recorded its first infection with COVID-19.

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