Morocco reports 2,238 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more deaths

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RABAT, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Morocco reported 2,238 new COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths on Saturday, raising the tally of infections to 84,435 and the death toll to 1,553.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 65,867 after 1,673 new ones were added, said the ministry of health in a statement.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco is now 1.8 percent and the current recovery rate is 78 percent, while 252 patients are in intensive care units.

The epidemiological situation linked to the coronavirus has undergone a surge in the North African country since August with the daily new cases exceeding 1,500 on average.

Moroccan government decided on Wednesday to extend the state of health emergency for the sixth time until Oct. 10.

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

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