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Algeria confirms 5th death from coronavirus

Algeria reported 60 coronavirus cases

Abdulrazzak Abdullah  | 17.03.2020 - Update : 17.03.2020
Algeria confirms 5th death from coronavirus


Algeria's Health Ministry confirmed a fifth death from the novel coronavirus in the country on Tuesday.

A ministry statement said a 50-year-old man from Blida province, south of capital Algiers, died from the disease.

On Monday, Algerian authorities reported 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The disease, known as COVID-19, emerged in Wuhan, China last December, and has spread to at least 146 countries and territories. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic.

Out of over 183,500 confirmed cases, the death toll now exceeds 7,100, while more than 79,900 have recovered, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles new case numbers.

The current number of active cases is more than 96,500, with 94% in mild condition and 6% in critical condition.

* Bassel Ibrahim contributed to this report from Ankara

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