Coronavirus: 96 Confirmed Cases in Morocco

Ninety-six confirmed cases of contamination with the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been recorded in Morocco as of Saturday at 7:30 pm, announced the Ministry of Health.

These cases were confirmed by the laboratories of the Pasteur Institute of Morocco, the National Center for Influenza and Respiratory Viruses under the Rabat Institute of Hygiene and the Military Hospital, the ministry said in a statement.

These cases, including three deaths, were recorded in the regions of Fez-Meknes (21 confirmed cases), Casablanca-Settat (22), Rabat-Kenitra (22), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (7), Marrakech-Safi (10), Oriental (4), Guelimim-Oued Noun (1), Souss-Massa (6), Béni Mellal-Khénifra (2) and Draa-Tafilalet (1), the ministry said.

In addition, the ministry announced the recovery of the French-Senegalese citizen, whose recovery from Covid-19 was confirmed by laboratory tests and that she will leave the hospital this Saturday, bringing the number of people cured of the virus to three.

The ministry further states that tests previously carried out on a deceased citizen who was suffering from a chronic illness confirmed that he was contaminated with Covid-19 (a post-mortem case).

The Ministry of Health calls on citizens to respect the rules of hygiene and health safety and the preventive measures taken by the Moroccan authorities in a responsible and patriotic manner.

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