Morocco registers 3,256 new COVID-19 cases, 215,294 in total

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)

Morocco announced on Friday 3,256 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 215,294.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 177,925 after 3,014 more were added, while the death toll rose by 53 to 3,625, the ministry of health said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 819 patients are in intensive care units.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.7 percent while the recovery rate is 82.6 percent.