Morocco registers 473 new COVID-19 cases, 35 more deaths

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 on a street in Casablanca, Morocco, on Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco announced on Monday 473 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 460,144.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 435,686 after 761 more were added, while the death toll rose by 35 to 7,977, the ministry of health said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 930 patients are in intensive care units.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.7 percent while the recovery rate is 94.7 percent.

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