Morocco reports 3,790 COVID-19 cases, 70 more deaths

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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 on Saturday reported 3,790 new COVID-19 cases, taking the number of infections in the country since March 2 to 219,084.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 181,275 after 3,350 new ones were added, the ministry of health said in a statement.

The death toll rose to 3,695 with 70 new fatalities during the last 24 hours, while 814 people are in intensive care units.

Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country with 1,806 newly confirmed cases and 13 more 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 donations, 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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