Morocco reports 295 new COVID-19 cases, 11,633 in total

Rédigé le 27/06/2020

Rabat - Morocco registered 295 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the Ministry of Health said. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country hit 11,633, while the death toll stood at 218, said Hind Ezzine, head of the department of epidemic diseases of the Ministry of Health, at a regular press briefing. The number of people cured has increased to 8,656 with 156 new recoveries, she added.

The COVID-19 death rate in Morocco stabilizes at 1.9 percent, with the recovery rate at 74.4 percent, the official noted. Some 608,802 diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in Morocco since the start of the outbreak in the country, she said, adding that the number of active cases stands at 2,759, including 20 cases in intensive care units. The Moroccan government announced on Friday a 21-million-U.S. dollar subsidy package to help print media which suffered from losses in revenues due to closure amid COVID-19. 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 Morocco to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. China's Guizhou Province has also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic.