Morocco’s COVID-19 cases surpass 50,000 mark

A medical worker collects a swab from a woman for a COVID-19 test in Sale, (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)
Medical workers collect swabs for COVID-19 tests in Sale, Morocco, on Aug. 21, 2020.

Morocco registered 1,565 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the total number in the North African country to 50,812.

According to the Moroccan Centre for Public health operations at the ministry,41 new deaths were reported, taking the death toll to 858; while the total recoveries increased by 841 to 35,040 in the last 24 hours, and more than 180 patients are in intensive care units.

China has since 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.