Morocco reports record high of daily COVID-19 cases

People wearing face masks are seen in a square in Marrakech, Morocco, on Oct. 7, 2020. Morocco on Wednesday reported 2,776 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest single-day increase so far, taking the number of infections in the country since March 2 to 140,024. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)
RABAT, MOROCCO – JUNE 25: A man takes a customer’s temperature as he enters a cafe shop after restaurants and cafe shops reopened, which were closed within the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions, after the restrictions were eased in Rabat, Morocco on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Morocco registered on Friday record daily high of 3,445 COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally to 146,398.

The death toll rose by 44 to 2,530, while 425 patients are in intensive care units, said the health ministry in a press release.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 123,022 after 2,747 more recoveries were added on Friday, the ministry said.

Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country with 1,490 new confirmed cases and 18 deaths during the last 24 hours.

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.