Morocco/Covid-19: A Worrying Rise in Contamination in the Last 24 Hours

570 new cases of Coronavirus infection (Covid-19) and 228 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced Friday.

This new assessment brings the total number of infections in the Kingdom since the first case reported on March 2, 2020 to 18,834. The number of fully recovered people has risen to 16,100, representing a cure rate of 85.5 percent, said Mouad Mrabet, coordinator of the National Center for Emergency Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health.

The number of deaths rose to 299 with 07 new deaths having been recorded in the last 24 hours in Tangier (5 cases), Ouazzane (1 case) and Meknes (1 case), a death rate of 1.6%, he added.

The rate of cumulative incidence is about 52 per 100,000 inhabitants, he said. He added that 484 of the new cases have been detected through the contact tracking system, which has so far reached 100,666 contact cases, while 13,215 are currently under medical follow-up.

As for the geographical distribution of new cases, Mrabet said that 207 cases have been registered in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region (199 in Tangier, 4 in Fahs – Anjra, 2 in Tetouan, 1 in El Hoceima and 1 in Mdiq-Fnideq), 206 cases in the Casablanca-Settat region (120 in Berrechid, 83 in Casablanca, 3 in Settat) and 80 cases in the Fez-Meknes region (70 in Fez and 10 in Meknes).

Similarly, 24 cases were recorded in the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region (17 in Sidi Kacem, 2 in Kénitra, 2 in Temara, 1 in Sidi Slimane, 1 in Salé and 1 in Rabat), 21 cases in the Marrakech-Safi region (14 in Marrakech, 5 in Kelaâ Seraghna, 1 in Safi and 1 in Haouz), 23 cases in the Oriental region (21 in Jerada), 1 in Driouch and 1 in Nador), 5 cases in the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (all in Dakhla), 2 cases in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet (all in Midelt), 1 case in the region of Souss Massa (in Chtouka Ait Baha) and 1 case in the region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (in Laâyoune).

The number of cases excluded after negative results of laboratory analysis is 19,211, for a total of 1,086,437, said Mrabet.

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