Covid-19: The Ministry of Health announces the end of the second wave “Omicron

“Morocco has experienced a fourth wave of community circulation of Covid-19 which lasted 11 weeks and reached its peak in the two weeks from June 20 to July 03,” said the coordinator of the National Center for Emergency Operations of Public Health of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Mouad Mrabet, in his presentation of the bi-monthly assessment of the epidemiological situation (05 July to 08 August 2022).

The end of an epidemic wave does not mean the end of the epidemic, said Mrabet, stressing that the spread of the virus will continue at a low level with the possibility of the appearance of a possible wave, but not imminent.

According to the latest reports from the National Genomic Surveillance Consortium, the Omicron mutant is still widespread with two main sub-mutants (BA.5 82.5%) and (BA.2 10.5%), against 7% for the other sub-mutants.

A total of 931 serious cases due to Covid-19 have been prevented during the current wave and this thanks to the national vaccination campaign, he noted, citing data from the Center for Emergency Operations of Public Health under the Ministry.

Regarding the cases of death, they reached 182 during this wave, against 1,182 during the 1st wave of Omicron, a decrease of 85% compared to the two waves.

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