Algeria reports 198 new COVID-19 cases, 110,711 in total

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ALGIERS, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Algeria on Sunday reported 198 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the North African country to 110,711.

The death toll from the virus in Algeria rose to 2,939 after four new fatalities were added, said the Algerian Ministry of Health in a statement.

Meanwhile, 183 more patients recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 76,059, the statement added.

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad announced on Sunday to extend the curfew period in 19 provinces by 15 days since Feb. 15, the official APS news agency reported on Sunday.

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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