Worrying Increase of New Positive Cases in Casablanca

Morocco has recorded 2,234 new cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection and 1,345 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced Sunday.

This new report brings the number of contaminations in the Kingdom to 72,394 since the first case reported on March 2. The number of people fully recovered has reached 55,274, representing a recovery rate of 76.4%, the ministry said in its daily report.

The number of deaths rose to 1,361 with 32 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the same source.

These deaths are distributed among the regions of Casablanca-Settat (12), Fez-Meknes (06), Marrakech-Safi (5), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (03), Darâa-Tafilalet (03), Souss-Massa (02) and Beni Mellal-Khénifra (01).

Meanwhile, the new cases are spread among the regions of Casablanca-Settat (948, including 773 in the city of Casablanca), Darâa-Tafilalet (287), Marrakech-Safi (228), Beni Mellal-Khénifra (165), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (130), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (118), Souss-Massa (109), Fès-Meknès (94), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (87), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (38), Guelmim-Oued Noun (17) and l’Oriental (13). The number of excluded cases amounts to 1,997,659, after the 21,323 new cases revealed to be negative.

The active cases reached 15,759, with a frequency of 43.4/100,000 inhabitants. Concerning the severe or critical cases, there are 201 cases, 33 of which are under intubation.

The cumulative incidence rate is 199.4/100,000 inhabitants, as opposed to an incidence of 24 hours established at 6.2/100,000 inhabitants. The case-fatality rate is 1.9%.

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