Morocco reports 2,552 new COVID-19 cases, 40 more deaths

A volunteer distributes a face mask to a man in Sale, Morocco, on Aug. 21, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)
Health workers disinfect a public area in Khemisset, Morocco, on Sept. 10, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco on Saturday reported 2,552 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 99,816.

The death toll rose by 40 to 1,795, while 274 patients are in intensive care units, said the Moroccan Ministry of Health in a press release.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 79,008 after 2,318 more recoveries were added on Saturday, the ministry said.

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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