Morocco confirms 73 new COVID-19 cases, 8,224 in total

Health workers disinfect a public area in Casablanca, Morocco, on June 7, 2020. Morocco on Sunday announced 73 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the North African country to 8,224. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua

Morocco on Sunday announced 73 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the North African country to 8,224.

Meanwhile, 49 more people have recovered from the disease, taking the tally of recoveries to 7,364, Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health, said at a press briefing.

The country’s COVID-19 death toll now stood at 208, as no new fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours, the official said.

The death rate of coronavirus stabilizes at around 2.5 percent, while the recovery rate is continuing its rise to 89.5 percent, he added.

China has been helping Morocco fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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