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国际英语新闻:Morocco's COVID-19 cases surpass 42,000 with 1,472 new infections

2020-08-18 02:05:131210
内容摘要: RABAT, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Morocco on Sunday reported 1,472 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 42......

RABAT, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Morocco on Sunday reported 1,472 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 42,489.

The number of recoveries from the coronavirus in Morocco increased to 29,344 after 778 more were added, while the death toll rose by 26 to 658, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the Moroccan Center for Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, more than 170 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.