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Algeria reports nine virus-related deaths, 475 cases

ALGIERS, July 7 (KUNA) -- The Algerian health authorities said Tuesday that nine more people died from complications relating to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 475 others tested positive for the illness over the past 24 hours.
The figures have taken the death toll to 968 and the caseload to 16,879 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, said spokesman of the coronavirus taskforce Dr. Jamal Forar in his daily presser.
He added that 210 patients were discharged from hospital after their recovery, thus bringing the overall recoveries to 12,094. (end) mr.gb