Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 25,000

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-02 01:56:23|Editor: huaxia

RABAT, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Morocco rose to 25,015 on Saturday after 693 new infections were added in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

The death toll from the virus increased to 367 after 14 new fatalities were confirmed, said Abdelkrim Meziane Belfkih, head of the department of epidemic diseases at the Ministry of Health, at a press briefing.

The number of the cured patients increased to 17,960 with 302 new recoveries, Mrabet added.

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 has also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help Moroccan medical workers fight the pandemic. Enditem