RABAT, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The Moroccan Health Ministry on Thursday announced 78 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 7,211.
The majority of the new cases were found at a new virus hotspots in Casablanca, Mohamed El Youbi, director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, said at his daily briefing.
The number of the recovered cases rose by 182 to 4,280.
Meanwhile, 196 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Morocco so far after two new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, El Youbi added.
The official underlined the stability of the coronavirus mortality rate in Morocco, which stands at 2.7 percent, noting that the recovery rate rose to 59.4 percent.
Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country with 2,240 confirmed cases of COVID-19, followed by Marrakech-Safi, with 1,307 cases.
Morocco on Tuesday extended the state of health emergency across the country until June 10.
Morocco recently received a medical donation from the China Development Bank to help the North African country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation including respirators and medical protective masks, arrived on May 14 at Casablanca airport from China's capital Beijing.