Since the appearance of the Coronavirus in Algeria in March 2020, our country has recorded a total balance sheet amounting to 265,847 contaminations, 6,875 deaths and 178,379 recoveries. For the past few weeks, the number of daily contaminations has dropped to below the bar of ten cases per day, however, the strict application of barrier measures remains rigorous.
The Covid-19 report communicated this Friday, May 20, 2022, by the services of the Ministry of Health reports six (6) new Coronavirus contaminations, recorded during the last 24 hours, against seven (7) contaminations reported yesterday . Down slightly, daily contamination remains below the symbolic bar of ten cars per day.
Regarding healings, the department of Minister Abderrahmane Benbouzid indicated that the results of this Friday include five (5) new cases of healing. Moreover, and with regard to deaths and patients in intensive care, the news remains reassuring, because like yesterday’s report, no new victims have been deplored following complications linked to Covid-19 and no patient is currently in intensive care, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health.
Several cases of monkeypox detected in Europe
One of the most frightening news is making the rounds on social networks and the media. Indeed, it is the appearance of a very rare disease that comes from the African continent, namely monkey pox or Monkeypox. Several cases have been reported since May 14, first in America and then in Europe, including a first case in France.
This infectious disease is caused by a virus transmitted from wild animals to humans. Symptoms present in those affected are similar to those of smallpox with fever, headache, lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes), back pain, muscle aches and exhaustion. It should also be noted that 1 to 3 days after the onset of fever, sufferers develop symptoms of rash.