Morocco records highest daily 2,776 COVID-19 cases, total now 140,024

People wearing face masks are seen in a square in Marrakech, Morocco, on Oct. 7, 2020.

Morocco has reported 2,776 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest single-day increase so far, taking the number of infections in the country since March 2 to 140,024.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco as of Wednesday increased to 118,142 after 2,788 new ones were added, the ministry of health said in a statement.

The death toll rose to 2,439 with 29 new fatalities, while 424 people 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.

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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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