Morocco records 1,423 new COVID-19 cases

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Medical workers collect swabs for COVID-19 tests in Sale, Morocco, on Aug. 21, 2020.
Medical workers collect swabs for COVID-19 tests in Sale, Morocco, on Aug. 21, 2020.PHOTO/XINHUA

Morocco announced on Monday 1,423 new COVID-19 infections, taking the total tally in the North African country since March 2 to 134,695.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 113,336 after 2,300 more were added, while the death toll rose by 39 to 2,369, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 457 patients are in intensive care units.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.8 percent while the recovery rate is 84.1 percent.

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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