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Morocco registers 220 new COVID-19 cases, 17,962 in total

Rédigé le 23/07/2020
Xinhua

Rabat - Morocco registered 220 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, raising the tally in the North African country to 17,962, the health ministry said. The number of the cured patients has increased to 15,636 with 247 new recoveries, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the health ministry, at a press briefing.

The death toll from the infectious respiratory disease rise to 285 as five more fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours. The COVID-19 death rate in Morocco stabilizes at 1.6 percent, while the recovery rate is 87.1 percent, he noted. 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.