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Morocco Reports 221 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 17,236

A medical worker uses a test kit to diagnose COVID-19 virus in Rabat, Morocco, on July 15, 2020. Morocco registered 165 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the tally of infections in the North African country to 16,262, the health ministry said. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco registered 221 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the tally of infections in the country to 17,236, the Ministry of Health said.

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The death toll from the virus reached 273 as four fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, said Hind Ezzine, head of the department of epidemic diseases of the Ministry of Health, at a regular press briefing.

The number of cured patients has increased to 14,921 with 301 new recoveries, she added.

A total of 991,090 diagnostic tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in Morocco since the outbreak started on March 2, she said, adding the active cases stand at 2,042.

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 Moroccan medical workers fight the pandemic.

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