Fri, 14 Aug 2020

RABAT, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Morocco confirmed on Thursday 333 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases registered in the country since March 2 to 12,969, said the Health Ministry.

The death toll from the virus reached 229 as one new fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours, said Hind Ezzine, head of the department of epidemic diseases of the ministry, at a regular press briefing.

The number of cured patients has increased to 9,090 with 64 new recoveries, she added.

The COVID-19 death rate in Morocco stabilizes at 1.8 percent, with the recovery rate at 70.1 percent, the official noted.

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 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 Moroccan medical workers fight the pandemic.

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