Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 18,000

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  • Friday, 24 Jul 2020

RABAT, July 23 (Xinhua) -- A total of 302 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Morocco on Thursday, bringing the total infections in the country to 18,264.

The number of the cured patients increased to 15,872 with 236 new recoveries, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the Health Ministry, at a press briefing.

The COVID-19 death toll rose to 292 after seven new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, Mrabet said.

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 has also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help Moroccan medical workers fight the pandemic.

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