Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 165 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases Morocco has recorded to 16,262.
Approximately 91% of the new cases were identified by following up with individuals who made contact with COVID-19 patients, as well as hotspots.
With an additional 379 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the recoveries count now stands at 13,821. This translates to an 85% recovery rate, up slightly from yesterday’s 83.5%.
Meanwhile, the ministry recorded two more fatalities in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths stands at 259, with a mortality rate of 1.6%.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stands now at 2,182, including 32 patients with severe symptoms.
Approximately 917,786 suspected COVID-19 cases have tested negative since the virus emerged in Morocco on March 2.
The ministry declared that the monitoring of individuals who have made contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients reached a total of 89,492 people. This includes 14,893 who are still under medical surveillance, which should last 14 days.
The outbreak’s geography
Health authorities in the Fez-Meknes region confirmed 66 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The region’s total now represents 11.76% of the country’s cases. The region of Marrakech-Safi recorded 31 new cases, now representing 17.76% of Morocco’s case count.
The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region follows with 27 new cases (19.87%), and the Casablanca-Settat region with 16 (24.52%).
The Rabat-Sale Kenitra region recorded only 11 new cases, for a total of 12.83% of Morocco’s cases.
The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region reported seven new cases to represent 1.13% of all cases in Morocco.
Three additional cases appeared in the Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab region, which now accounts for 0.14% of all cases, followed by two new cases in the region of Souss-Massa, to represent 0.63% of the country’s cases.
Finally, the Oriental and the Guelmim-Oued Noun regions recorded one additional case each, to represent 1.80% and 0.90% of cases in Morocco, respectively.