Morocco reports highest daily COVID-19 cases

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Medical workers collect swabs for COVID-19 tests in Sale, Morocco, on Aug. 21, 2020.
A volunteer distributes a face mask to a man in Sale, Morocco, on Aug. 21, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco on Saturday reported 3,763 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest single-day increase so far, taking the number of infections in the country from March 2 to 170,911.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 141,381 after 2,393 new ones were added, the ministry of health said in a statement.

The death toll rose to 2,878 with 60 new fatalities reported during the last 24 hours, while 523 people are in intensive care units.

Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country with 1,809 newly confirmed cases and 30 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. Enditem

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