The COVID-19 Pandemic In Algeria
The COVID-19 pandemic in Algeria is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have spread to Algeria in February 2020.
Unlike SARS of 2003, the case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower, but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. Model-based simulations for Algeria suggest that the 95% confidence interval for the time-varying reproduction number R t was below 1.0 in April and first part of May 2020.The Ministry of Health announced on the evening of 3 March that three new cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been registered in Algeria, all from the same family, bringing the total number of cases to eight..
On 15 March, The Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said that “45 cases have been confirmed by the Pasteur Institute of Algeria …” Eleven new cases of contamination with the coronavirus were confirmed, including one (1) death, a woman aged 84 years in of Blida, the total number of cases recorded in Algeria reached forty-eight (48) confirmed cases and four (4) deaths. In the evening, a new confirmed case was registered in the Adrar Province. On 21 March, the balance sheet was 139 confirmed cases, including 78 in the Blida Province, 6 in Oran Province and a first confirmed case in Relizane Province 46. 15 deaths, including eight deaths in of Blida Province.
On 1 April, a total of 131 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 14 new deaths have been recorded over the last 24 hours, putting the total number of confirmed cases at 847 and that of deaths at 58. New deaths have been recorded, five in Algiers, and three in Blida Province, one in Relizane Province, one Ghardaïa Province, one in Oum El Bouaghi Province, one in Médéa Province, one in Tizi Ouzou Province, and one Aïn Témouchent Province
The Algerian Minister of Health, Abderrahmane Benbouzid, announced that “Algeria has entered the third phase of the coronavirus epidemic and, therefore, we must prepare for the worst”.The assessment of the day according to the commission for monitoring the evolution of the epidemic, amounted to 201 confirmed cases and 17 deaths. 62 confirmed cases and two additional deaths compared to the last assessment.
On 3 May, 141 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 4 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours in Algeria, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 4474 and that of deaths to 463, the 4 new deaths have been recorded in 4 provinces (one (1) death in each of Blida, Algiers, Sétif and Ouargla). The current school year has been suspended and “the Council of Ministers has decided to submit proposals to finish the school year in the best interests of pupils and students.
On 10 May, 165 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 5,723 confirmed cases and 502 deaths. The 8 new deaths were recorded in: Sétif (2), Bordj Bou Arréridj (2), Ouargla (2), Blida, and Sidi Bel Abbes. The Council of ministers decided to postpone until September the baccalaureate and intermediate school certificate examinations in the second week of the same month, and canceled the primary school leaving examination while pupils and students will move up into the next classes.
On 19 June, 119 new confirmed cases and 14 deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 11,504 confirmed cases and 825 deaths. The 14 new deaths were recorded in: Tamanrasset (3), Blida (2), Setif (2), Biskra (2), Oum El Bouaghi, Annaba, Adrar, Tebessa and Mila.On 20 June, 127 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 11,631 confirmed cases and 837 deaths. The 12 new deaths were recorded in: Batna (2), Laghouat (2), Oran, Constantine, Ouargla, Béjaïa, M’Sila, Mascara, El Oued and Ghardaïa.On 15 July, 554 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 20770 confirmed cases and 1040 deaths. On 16 August, 450 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded, bringing the total to 38583 confirmed cases and 1370 deaths.
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