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45 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Morocco

27 May 2020, 04:44 GMT+10

RABAT, May 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 45 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Morocco on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,577.

The number of recoveries increased to 4,881 after 107 new recoveries were registered, Director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Health Mohamed El Youbi said in his daily briefing.

El Youbi said that the death toll from the coronavirus rose to 202, after two new death cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

He also underlined the stability of the fatality rate, which stands at 2.7 percent, adding that the recovery rate rose to 64.7 percent.

Casablanca has remained the worst-hit region in the country with 33 percent of the cases.

China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 14, China Development Bank sent a batch of donation to the North African country, including respirators and medical protective masks.

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.

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