Morocco confirms 243 new COVID-19 cases, 12,533 in total

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RABAT, June 30 (Xinhua) -- A total of 243 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Morocco on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 12,533.

The number of people cured has increased to 8,920 with 87 new recoveries, Hind Ezzine, head of the department of epidemic diseases of the Ministry of Health, said at a press briefing.

She added that the country's COVID-19 death toll stood at 228, as three fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The COVID-19 death rate in Morocco stabilizes at 1.8 percent, with the recovery rate at 71 percent, the official noted.

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 Morocco to help 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 protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic. Enditem

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