Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 36,000 with 1,499 new infections


By Yahya
  • World
  • Thursday, 13 Aug 2020

RABAT, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Morocco on Wednesday reported 1,499 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 36,694.

The total number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 25,626 after 292 new ones were added, while the death toll rose by 23 to 556, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, more than 23,000 contacts with the coronavirus patients are still under medical surveillance, while 147 patients are in intensive care units.

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.

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