The reproduction rate (R0) of Covid-19 shows a slight continuous improvement and stabilizes at 0.93 last Sunday, said Tuesday in Rabat, the head of the division of communicable diseases at the Directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the Ministry of Health, Abdelkrim Meziane Belfkih.
Presenting the bimonthly report on the epidemiological situation, Mr. Meziane Belfkih pointed out that the weekly epidemiological curve for Covid-19 in Morocco had fallen by 12.2% until 20 December.
This downward trend was observed, in particular, in the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (-50%), Souss-Massa (-38.8%), Guelmim-Oued Noun (-23.1%), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (-22.6%), Beni Mellal-Khénifra (-15.6%), Casablanca-Settat (-9.9%), Marrakech-Safi (-6%), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (-5.2%) and Fès-Meknès (-2%).
The weekly epidemiological curve, on the other hand, has been on the rise in the regions of Drâa-Tafilalet (+15%), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (+7.2%) and the Oriental (+3.9%), he said.
As for the death curve, it has fallen by 12.1% in the last two weeks, he continued.
Worldwide, the number of positive cases amounts to 77,412,198 up to 21 December, with a cumulative incidence rate of 993.1 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The number of deaths recorded was 1,703,527, a case-fatality rate of 2.2%, he added, adding that the number of people cured reached about 54,305,862, a cure rate of 70.2%.
In the same context, the manager insisted on the importance of complying with preventive health measures that are likely to limit the spread of the virus, in particular the wearing of protective masks, regular hand washing, physical distancing and the use of the Wiqaytna application.