Morocco Reports Highest Daily COVID-19 Cases

RABAT, Oct 18 (NNN-MAP) – Morocco, yesterday, reported 3,763 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest single-day increase so far, taking the number of infections in the country, since Mar 2, to 170,911.

The total number of recoveries increased to 141,381, after 2,393 new ones were added, the ministry of health said in a statement.

The death toll rose to 2,878, with 60 new fatalities reported during the last 24 hours, while 523 people are in intensive care units.

Casablanca remains the worst-hit region in the country, with 1,809 newly confirmed cases and 30 deaths during the last 24 hours.

China has helped Morocco in its fight against the 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 pandemic.

China’s Guizhou Province donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits, to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic.– NNN-MAP