Algeria reports 175 new COVID-19 cases, 111,069 in total

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ALGIERS, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Algeria on Tuesday reported 175 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the North African country to 111,069.

The death toll from the virus in Algeria rose to 2,945 after two new fatalities were added, said the Algerian Ministry of Health in a statement.

Meanwhile, 162 more patients recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 76,390, the statement added.

Algerian Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid announced on Tuesday that the country will receive a million COVID-19 vaccines by the end of February, the official APS news agency reported.

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. Enditem

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