226 New Cases of Covid-19 in Morocco (Distribution by Region)

Morocco has seen 226 new cases of Coronavirus infection (Covid-19) and 106 cases of recovery in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

According to this new report, 9,839 people have been infected by the virus in the country so far since the first case was reported on March 2.

The number of people who have fully recovered is 8,223, which represents a recovery rate of 83.6 percent with 106 new recoveries in 24 hours, said the head of the department of epidemic diseases at the Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health, Hind Ezzine.

She added that the number of deaths has remained stable at 213, a 2.2 percent case-fatality rate, adding that the number of cases excluded after negative laboratory test results is 512,327.

As for the active cases, she reported that 1,403 patients are currently under treatment or under medical supervision.

Recent cases are mainly found in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (21 cases), Marrakech-Safi (06 cases), Fez-Meknes (11 cases), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (28 cases), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (156 cases), Guelmim-Oued Noun (4 cases in Sidi-Ifni), the official said. The other regions have not recorded any cases of infection in the last 24 hours.

Regarding the contact tracing system, the official said that the number of contacts has now reached 53,813 and that 5,656 are still under medical follow-up.

The Ministry of Health calls for compliance with the rules of hygiene and health security, and also to respect the preventive measures taken by the authorities, inviting citizens to download the smartphone application “Wiqaytna” in order to notify and provide faster management of people exposed to the disease and thus limit the circulation of the virus.

Furthermore, the Ministry encourages the implementation of health measures in the workplace, including frequent hand washing, wearing protective masks, social distancing and natural ventilation of the workplace. It encourages employers to raise awareness among their employees and to ensure hygiene in the workplace, while calling on employees with symptoms similar to those of Coronavirus (fever, sneezing, coughing, etc.) not to go to work until their illness has been diagnosed.

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