Morocco registers 214 new COVID-19 cases, 15,542 in total

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Health workers disinfect a public area in Casablanca, Morocco, on June 7, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua
Health workers disinfect a public area in Casablanca, Morocco, on June 7, 2020. Morocco on Saturday announced 214 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in the North African country to 15,542. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua

Morocco registered 214 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, raising the total number of infection cases in the North African country to 15,542, the health ministry said.

The number of the cured patients has increased to 12,065 with 238 new recoveries, while the death toll from the virus stood at 245, said Hind Ezzine, head of the department of epidemic diseases of the ministry, during a press briefing.

The COVID-19 death rate in Morocco stabilizes at 1.6 percent, with the recovery rate at 77.6 percent, she noted.

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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