Algeria reports 146 new COVID-19 cases, 51,213 in total

Algeria on Monday reported 146 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily increase since June 29, bringing the total tally of infections to 51,213, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry also announced five new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s death toll to 1,719.

Meanwhile, 102 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 35,962.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Monday announced in a meeting with officials from the sports sector that Algeria will resume all kinds of sport activities for championships.

The president stressed that Algerian players should resume their preparation for the Olympic Games 2021 in Japan and the Mediterranean Games of 2022 in Algeria, which were suspended due to the spread of COVID-19.

Algeria, which reported its first COVID-19 case on Feb. 25, has been resuming economic and commercial activities since June 7.

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 virus, and China sent two batches of medical aid to Algeria on March 27 and April 15.

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.