RABAT, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Sunday 2,721 new COVID-19 infections, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 173,632.
The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 143,972 after 2,591 more were added, while the death toll rose by 50 to 2,928, the ministry of health said in a statement.
Meanwhile, 534 patients are in intensive care units.
The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.7 percent while the recovery rate is 82.9 percent.
China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.