RABAT, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Monday 656 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 443,802.
The number of recoveries from the coronavirus increased to 414,972 after 1,579 more were added, while the death toll rose by 53 to 7,538, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said in a statement.
Meanwhile, 1,169 patients are in intensive care units.
The COVID-19 death rate in Morocco stands at 1.7 percent while the recovery rate is 93.5 percent.
On May 14, 2020, 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.