Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 11th 6pm




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Monday, August 10, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 10th 6pm



Morocco’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 826 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases Morocco has recorded to 34,063.

Identification of approximately 90% of the newly discovered cases, or 743 people, resulted from monitoring people who made contact with COVID-19 carriers.

Morocco also recorded an additional 1,177 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the count to 24,524, with a recovery rate of 72%.

This is the highest daily COVID-19 recovery count Morocco has reported so far.

The ministry recorded 18 more fatalities in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths stands at 516, with a mortality rate of 1.5%.

Morocco recorded four deaths in Marrakech, followed by three in each Casablanca and Fez, two in Tangier, and one in each Taza, Taounate, Ouarzazate, Sale, Kenitra, and Beni Mellal.

The number of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment is now 9,023.

The ministry counts 127 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, including 48 under artificial respiration.

In the last 24 hours, Moroccan health authorities excluded 21,301 suspected COVID-19 cases.

A total of 1,438,032 suspected COVID-19 cases have tested negative since the virus emerged in Morocco.

COVID-19 across Morocco

Health authorities in the Fez-Meknes region confirmed 114 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The region’s total now represents 16.06% of all cases the country has recorded.

The region of Marrakech-Safi recorded 100 new cases, now representing 15.54% of Morocco’s case count.

The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region registered 103 new cases to cover 22.17% of the cases in Morocco.

The Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 295 (26.55%).

The Rabat-Sale Kenitra region recorded 40 new cases, now accounting for 9.33% of Morocco’s cases.

The region of Draa-Tafilalet recorded 78 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 2.97% of all COVID-19 cases registered in Morocco.

The Oriental region recorded eight additional cases (1.73%).

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra confirmed 75 new cases to account for 1.64% of all COVID-19 cases recorded in Morocco.

Meanwhile, the region of Souss-Massa confirmed four new cases to represent 0.58% of Morocco’s cases.

The Guelmim-Oued Noun region recorded one new COVID-19 case, now representing 0.50% of Morocco’s cases.

Eight new cases emerged in the Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab region to cover 0.36% of Morocco’s cases.

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Sunday, August 09, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 9th 6pm


Please note incorrect number below for deceased. It should read 498


Morocco’s Ministry of Health has announced that 1,230 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Total confirmed cases stand at 33,237 as of Sunday, August 9.

Since August 4, Morocco has recorded more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases every day.

The health ministry also announced that 18 additional patients have died since Saturday, bringing the death toll to 498.

Since August 1, the health ministry has reported at least a dozen deaths related to the pandemic per day.

Meanwhile, 1,157 new patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, increasing Morocco’s total recoveries to 23,347.

Laboratories throughout the country carried out 21,103 tests for COVID-19 between Saturday and Sunday. In total, Morocco has excluded 1,416,731 potential cases of the virus since March.

Currently, 9,393 patients are undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases in Morocco by region

Casablanca-Settat saw the highest increase in cases today, reporting 411 new infections. Marrakech-Safi follows with 335 new cases. Fez-Meknes reported 171 and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima counted 144.

Rabat-Sale-Kentira (+71), Draa-Tafilalet (+55), Beni Mellal-Khenifra (+27), Souss-Massa (+6), Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab (+5), the Oriental (+4), and Guelmim-Oued Noun (+1) also reported new COVID-19 cases today.

Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra has not reported any new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The Casablanca-Settat region maintains its leading position with 8,751 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, followed by Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (7,448), Fez-Meknes (5,358), Marrakech-Safi (5,192), and Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (3,138).

Draa-Tafilalet (934 cases), Laayoune-Sakia-El Hamra (874), the Oriental (582), and Beni Mellal-Khenifra (482) also have significant COVID-19 case counts.

The Moroccan regions with the lowest infection rates are Souss-Massa (193 cases), Guelmim-Oued Noun (170), and Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab (116).

COVID-19 in Laayoune

Fearing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, provincial authorities in Laayoune closed the port of the southern Moroccan city on August 8.

At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Morocco, Laayoune-Sakia-El Hamra saw only a handful of cases. Laayoune was also one of the Moroccan cities to benefit from an increase in domestic tourism when local flights resumed on June 25.

Now, the southern Moroccan city is taking strict measures to keep cases from increasing further. With the region recording no new cases today, local authorities may be hopeful that they will be able to keep the COVID-19 situation under control.

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 8th 6pm



The Moroccan Ministry of Health reported 1,345 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recorded in Morocco since the beginning of the outbreak to 32,007.

This marks Morocco’s highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day since the beginning of the outbreak on March 2. To date, 4 people for every 100,00 in the population of Morocco have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the last 24 hours, the ministry recorded 642 new recoveries. The recovery count stands at 20,553. The recovery rate decreased to 69.3%.

With 19 new fatalities, the total number of deaths is now 480. The mortality rate stands at 1.51%. The most recent deaths include nine in Casablanca, five in Tangier, two in Fez, and one in each of Marrakech, Meknes, and Al Haouz.

Meanwhile, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco is 9,337. The Ministry indicated that a number of active COVID-19 cases where those infected are not presenting severe symptoms are receiving treatment in their homes.

The ministry counts 122 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, including 40 under artificial respiration.

Approximately 1,395,628 suspected COVID-19 cases have tested negative since the virus emerged in Morocco.

COVID-19’s spread across Morocco

The Casablanca-Settat region recorded 432 cases in the last 24 hours. The region’s total number of confirmed cases now represents 26.05% of all cases Morocco has recorded.

The Marrakech-Safi region recorded 354 new cases to represent 15.18% of Morocco’s cases.

The Fez-Meknes region reported 194 new cases (16.21%).

The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima recorded 131 new cases to represent 22.82% of the country’s cases.

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region recorded 101 new COVID-19 cases, 9.59% of Morocco’s cases, while the Oriental region recorded 22 new cases (1.80%).

Eleven new cases appeared in the Souss-Massa region, now totaling 0.58% of Morocco’s COVID-19 cases.

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region recorded 40 new cases (1.42%).

Seven cases emerged in the southern region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, which has now recorded 0.34% of the country’s cases.

The Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 49 new cases to represent 2.75% of all of Morocco’s cases.

Finally, the southern regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra and Guelmim-Oued Noun recorded two cases each to cover 2.72% and 0.53% of Morocco’s cases, respectively.

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Friday, August 07, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 7th 6pm



Morocco’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,018 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases Morocco has recorded to 30,662.

Morocco also recorded an additional 995 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The recoveries count now stands at 21,548, with a recovery rate of 70.28%. This is the highest daily recovery count Morocco has reported thus far.

The ministry recorded 12 more fatalities in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths stands at 461, with a mortality rate of 1.5%. The ministry recorded five deaths in Casablanca, followed by four in Fez, and one in each Rabat, Tangier, and Marrakech.

The number of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment is now 8,653.

The ministry counts 127 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, including 23 under artificial respiration.

In the last 24 hours, Moroccan health authorities excluded 20,325 suspected COVID-19 cases. A total of 1,374,497 suspected COVID-19 cases have tested negative since the virus emerged in Morocco.

COVID-19’s geographical reach

Health authorities in the Fez-Meknes region confirmed 197 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The region’s total now represents 16.28% of all cases the country has recorded.

The region of Marrakech-Safi recorded 36 new cases, now representing 14.69% of Morocco’s case count.

The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region registered 294 new cases to cover 23.39% of the cases in Morocco.

The Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 309 (25.79%).

The Rabat-Sale Kenitra region recorded 80 new cases, now accounting for 9.68% of Morocco’s cases.

The region of Draa-Tafilalet recorded 31 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 2.71% of all COVID-19 cases registered in Morocco.

The Oriental region recorded 22 additional cases (1.81%).

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra confirmed 18 new cases to account for 1.35% of all COVID-19 cases recorded in Morocco.

Meanwhile, the region of Souss-Massa confirmed 11 new cases to represent 0.57% of Morocco’s cases.

The Guelmim Oued Noun region recorded six new COVID-19 cases, now representing 0.55% of Morocco’s cases.

Finally, the southern regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab recorded seven new cases each to cover 2.85% and 0.34% of Morocco’s cases, respectively.


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Thursday, August 06, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 6th 6pm



Morocco Extends State of Emergency Until September 10
As COVID-19 cases surge across Morocco, the government prolongs the state of emergency for the fifth time in six months. Morocco’s Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, has announced that the government approved a decree to extend the nationwide state of emergency until September 10, an effort to continue curbing the spread of COVID-19.

After originally declaring it on March 19, Morocco has extended its state of emergency four separate times over the course of five months. The month-long extension will mark the fifth extension of the state of emergency and will move the country into its sixth month. Before today’s decree approval, the set of emergency was set to expire on August 10.

The decision to extend the state of emergency follows the country’s “worst week” since the start of the public health crisis in Morocco in early March.

“The number of cases is increasing. The number of deaths is increasing. The number of patients in critical condition is increasing. It was a bad week,” said Mouad Mrabet, a coordinator at the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations, affiliated to the Ministry of Health.

The sharp rise in cases has prompted another wave of lockdown measures in Fez and Tangier. In addition, the government has cracked down on intercity travel by once again enforcing authorization to travel between major cities.

The intercity travel restrictions came into effect just prior to the Eid al Adha holiday.

In response to frustrations surrounding the revisited restrictions, Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb said, “We know that citizens are angry. But let me tell you that the virus does not give a deadline. We don’t have any choice but to fight the spread of COVID-19 with proactive measures.”

World leaders have recognized Morocco as a model country regarding its proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in July, the United Nations warned that if the country did not begin to take steps to adapt to the crisis, rather than rely on mitigation techniques, its economy would risk sinking deeper into deterioration.

Morocco’s government has made no further announcements regarding the latest provisions of the country’s state of emergency.

COVID-19’s spread across Morocco

The Casablanca-Settat region recorded 383 cases in the last 24 hours. The region’s total number of confirmed cases now represents 25.63% of all cases Morocco has recorded.

Meanwhile, the Marrakech-Safi region recorded 289 new cases to represent 15.07% of Morocco’s cases.

The Fez-Meknes region reported 202 new cases (16.18%).

The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima recorded 109 new cases to represent 23.21% of the country’s cases.

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region recorded 74 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 9.74% of Morocco’s cases, while the Oriental region recorded 14 new cases (1.79%).

Meanwhile, five new cases appeared in the Souss-Massa region, now totalling 0.55% of Morocco’s COVID-19 cases.

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region recorded 31 new cases (1.34%).

Two cases emerged in the southern region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, which has now recorded 0.32% of the country’s cases.

Meanwhile, the Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 33 new cases to represent 2.70% of all of Morocco’s cases.

Finally, the southern regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra and Guelmim-Oued Noun recorded one case each to cover 2.92% and 0.55% of Morocco’s cases, respectively.


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