Morocco registers 1,750 new COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths

Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
(Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Morocco registered 1,750 new COVID-19 cases and 39 deaths on Friday, increasing the tally of infections to 68,605 and the death toll to 1,292.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 52,483 after 1,260 new ones were added, the ministry of health said in a statement.

The statement added that the COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.9 percent and the current recovery rate is 76.5 percent, while more than 180 patients are in intensive care units.

China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was transported on June 8 to Casablanca-Settat in Morocco.

On May 14, China Development Bank sent a batch of donation, including respirators and medical protective masks, to help Morocco fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

China’s Guizhou Province also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic.

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