Xinhua - Saturday, July 25th 2020

Morocco registers 570 new COVID-19 cases, 18,834 in total

Rabat - Morocco registered 570 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the tally of infections in the North African country to 18,834, the health ministry said. The total recoveries increased by 228 to 16,100, while the death toll from the virus rose by five to 299 in the last 24 hours, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health, at a press briefing. The COVID-19 death rate in Morocco stabilizes at 1.6 percent, with the recovery rate at 85.5 percent, he noted. Meanwhile, Moroccan Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb warned that the North African country has noticed recently the emergence of serious cases and an increasing number of coronavirus-related deaths.

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.