Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000 with 1,018 new infections

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-08 02:16:35|Editor: huaxia
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RABAT, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Morocco on Friday reported 1,018 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 30,666.

The total number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 21,548, after 995 new ones were added, while the death toll rose by 12 to 461, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, more than 19,700 contacts with the coronavirus patients are still under medical surveillance, while 127 patients are in intensive care units.

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. Enditem