Algeria reports 160 new COVID-19 cases, 51,690 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-02 05:40:40|Editor: huaxia

ALGIERS, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Thursday reported 160 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally of the infections to 51,690, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry also announced seven new fatalities from coronavirus, raising the death toll in the North African country to 1,741.

Meanwhile, 108 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 36,282.

Earlier in the day, Algerian Health Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid hailed the efforts made by medical staff to contain the virus, the official APS news agency reported.

He stressed that "Algeria has won the battle against COVID-19, but vigilance is still required to avoid falling into a second wave."

China and Algeria have offered mutual help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early February, Algeria sent medical donations to help China combat the coronavirus. China sent two batches of medical aid to Algeria on March 27 and April 15, respectively.

A Chinese medical team arrived in Algeria on May 14 for a 15-day mission to help fight the coronavirus by sharing China's experience in curbing the spread of the contagious disease. Enditem