Morocco recorded a single-day record-high spike Wednesday in novel coronavirus infections and fatalities.

The Health Ministry in a statement announced 5,745 additional cases and 82 new deaths.

The statement said the overall tally stands at 235,310, with 3,982 deaths and 193,886 recoveries.

Since first being detected in Wuhan, China in December, COVID-19 has claimed over 1.21 million lives in 188 countries and regions.

Over 47.55 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 31.69 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz from Ankara 

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