ALGIERS, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Algeria on Monday reported 211 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the North African country to 122,717.
The death toll from the virus rose to 3,280 after ten new fatalities were added, said the Algerian Ministry of Health in a statement.
Meanwhile, 136 more patients recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 85,534, the statement added.
Djamel Fourar, a member of the Algerian Scientific Committee monitoring the spread of COVID-19, said the beds in many hospitals are full and there may be more pressure in the coming weeks, the official APS news agency reported on Monday.
At the same time, he stressed that the situation is "not as worrying as people think." He urged Algerians to respect preventive measures, such as social distance, wearing masks and washing hands.