Morocco reports 3,387 new COVID-19 cases

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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)
People wearing face masks are seen in a square in Marrakech, Morocco, on Oct. 7, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco registered 3,387 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the tally of infections in the North African country to 160,333, the health ministry said in a statement.

It also reported 41 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising the death toll in Morocco to 2,726.

The total recoveries from the virus in Morocco increased by 2,497 to 133,959 in the last 24 hours, while 525 patients remained in the intensive care units.

Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country with 1,784 newly confirmed cases and 12 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.

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