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Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 200,000

28 Oct 2020, 04:18 GMT+10

RABAT, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Morocco registered 3,988 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of infections in the North African country to 203,733, the health ministry said in a statement.

It also reported 72 new deaths from the coronavirus, raising the death toll in Morocco to 3,445.

The total recoveries in Morocco increased by 2,784 to 168,706 in the last 24 hours, while 766 patients remained in the intensive care units.

Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country with 1,925 newly confirmed cases and 23 more deaths during the last 24 hours.

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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