Algeria reports 163 new COVID-19 cases, 122,593 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)

Algeria on Wednesday reported 163 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number in the North African country to 122,593.

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)

The death toll from the virus rose to 2,996 after five new fatalities were added, said the Algerian Ministry of Health in a statement.

Meanwhile, 147 more patients recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 78,584, the statement added.

A donation of Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccines arrived in Algeria on Feb. 24 to help the North African nation combat the pandemic.

China and Algeria have offered mutual help in the fight against the pandemic. In February 2020, Algeria sent medical donations to help China combat the coronavirus. In return, China has sent several batches of medical aid to Algeria.

In addition, a Chinese team of medical experts arrived in Algeria on May 14, 2020 for a 15-day mission to help fight the coronavirus, by sharing China’s experience in curbing the spread of the contagious disease.

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