Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 190,000


RABAT, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Morocco registered 3,685 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the tally of infections in the North African country to 190,416, the health ministry said in a statement.

It also reported 73 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising the death toll in Morocco to 3,205.

The total recoveries in Morocco increased by 2,694 to 157,175 in the last 24 hours, while 699 patients remained in the intensive care units.

Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country with 1,673 newly confirmed cases and 23 deaths during the last 24 hours.

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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