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Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 90,000

16 Sep 2020, 04:30 GMT+10

RABAT, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Morocco registered 2,121 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 90,324, the health ministry said in a statement.

In addition, 34 new deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 1,648.

The total recoveries increased by 2,077 to 71,047 in the last 24 hours, while 263 patients are in intensive care units.

The epidemiological situation linked to the coronavirus has undergone a surge in the North African country since August with the daily new cases exceeding 1,500 on average.

Moroccan government has extended the state of health emergency until Oct. 10.

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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