Saturday, December 05, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update December 5th 6pm

Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 4,118 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 376,738.  
Morocco also reported another 3,879 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers in Morocco is now 327,693. The national recovery rate rose to 87%.

 Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health counted 48 more COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 6,184. The mortality rate remains steady at 1.6%. 

 The number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco is 42,861 as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 5.

 Morocco counts 960 patients with severe symptoms, including 90 of today’s newly-identified patients. Approximately 80 are under intubation, while 530 are under non-invasive ventilation. 

 Health authorities in Morocco excluded 16,032 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Approximately 3,862,013 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic broke out in Morocco on March 2. 

 COVID-19’s geographic distribution throughout Morocco

 Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 1,788 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, in addition to 12 fatalities. Casablanca-Settat has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities of any region in Morocco. 

 The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region confirmed 755 new cases. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra also recorded nine additional deaths.  

The Souss-Massa region reported 394 new COVID-19 cases and nine more fatalities. 

 The Marrakech-Safi region confirmed 304 new COVID-19 cases and five additional fatalities. 

 The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima followed in today’s case numbers, reporting 259 new cases and three new deaths. 

 The Oriental region recorded 162 new cases and two more deaths. 

 The region of Guelmim-Oued Noun followed with 139 new cases and two new deaths. 

The region of Fez-Meknes confirmed 106 additional COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. 

 The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 81 new cases and one more death.  

The region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra confirmed 58 additional COVID-19 cases and one more death. 

The Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 56 new cases and two more deaths. 

 With 16 new COVID-19 cases, the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region did not report any new deaths. 

 SHARE THIS!

Friday, December 04, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update December 4th 6pm

Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 3,996 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 372,620.  

Morocco also reported another 4,827 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers in Morocco is now 323,814. The national recovery rate rose marginally to 86.9%. 

 Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health counted 73 more COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 6,136. The mortality rate remains steady at 1.6%. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco is 42,670 as of 6 p.m. on Friday, December 4. Morocco counts 955 patients with severe symptoms, including 97 of today’s newly-identified patients. Approximately 75 are under intubation, while 519 are under non-invasive ventilation. 

 Health authorities in Morocco excluded 17,614 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Approximately 3,665,981 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic broke out in Morocco on March 2. 

 COVID-19’s geographic distribution throughout Morocco 

Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 1,348 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, in addition to 22 fatalities. Casablanca-Settat has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities of any region in Morocco. 

 The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region confirmed 853 new cases. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra also recorded 12 additional deaths. 

 The Souss-Massa region reported 553 new COVID-19 cases and seven more fatalities. 

 The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima followed in today’s case numbers, reporting 361 new cases and four new deaths. 

 The Marrakech-Safi region confirmed 288 new COVID-19 cases and three additional fatalities. 

 The region of Guelmim-Oued Noun followed with 129 new cases and four new deaths. 

 The Oriental region recorded 101 new cases and eight more deaths. 

 The region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra confirmed 100 additional COVID-19 cases and one more death. 

The Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 90 new cases and two more deaths. 

 The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 78 new cases and four more deaths.  

The region of Fez-Meknes confirmed 71 additional COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths. With 24 new COVID-19 cases, the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region did not report any new deaths. 

 SHARE THIS!

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update December 3rd 6pm

Morocco Extends State of Emergency Until January 10
Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 4,434 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 368,624. 

 Morocco also reported another 4,750 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers in Morocco is now 318,987. The national recovery rate rose marginally to 86.5%. 

 Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health counted 78 more COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 6,063. The mortality rate remains steady at 1.6%. 

 The number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco is 43,574 as of 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 3. Morocco counts 969 patients with severe symptoms, including 104 of today’s newly-identified patients. Approximately 78 are under intubation, while 512 are under non-invasive ventilation. Health authorities in Morocco excluded 16,672 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 

 Approximately 3,648,367 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic broke out in Morocco on March 2. 

 COVID-19’s geographic distribution throughout Morocco 

Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 1,798 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, in addition to 26 fatalities. Casablanca-Settat has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities of any region in Morocco. 

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region confirmed 707 new cases. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra also recorded nine additional deaths. 

 The Souss-Massa region reported 524 new COVID-19 cases and five more fatalities. 

 The Marrakech-Safi region confirmed 336 new COVID-19 cases and nine additional fatalities. 

 The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima followed in today’s case numbers, reporting 277 new cases and three new deaths. 

 The Oriental region recorded 224 new cases and 13 more deaths. 

 The region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra confirmed 130 additional COVID-19 cases and two more fatalities. 

 The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 105 new cases and two more deaths. 

The region of Fez-Meknes confirmed 99 additional COVID-19 cases and nine additional deaths. 

 The regions of Guelmim-Oued Noun (148 new cases), Draa-Tafilalet (67), and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (19) did not report any additional deaths. 

 Today, Morocco’s government announced the extension of the state of emergency until January 10. This is the ninth extension of its kind since Morocco declared the state of emergency on March 19. The state of emergency sets conditions that allow authorities to make swift, necessary decisions for the common good, such as entering or lifting a lockdown. 

 SHARE THIS!

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update December 2nd 6pm

Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 4,346 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 346,190.  

Morocco also reported another 4,044 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers in Morocco is now 314,237. The national recovery rate rose marginally to 86.3%. 

 Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health counted 70 more COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 5,985. The mortality rate remains steady at 1.6%. 

 The number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco is 43,968 as of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2. Morocco counts 991 patients with severe symptoms, including 135 of today’s newly-identified patients. Approximately 81 are under intubation, while 520 are under non-invasive ventilation. Health authorities in Morocco excluded 16,754 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 

 Approximately 3,631,695 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic broke out in Morocco on March 2.

 COVID-19’s geographic distribution throughout Morocco

 Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 1,314 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, in addition to 11 fatalities. Casablanca-Settat has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities of any region in Morocco. 

 The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region confirmed 942 new cases. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra also recorded 10 additional deaths. 

 The Souss-Massa region reported 583 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more fatalities. 

 The Marrakech-Safi region confirmed 420 new COVID-19 cases and five additional fatalities. 

 The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima followed in today’s case numbers, reporting 401 new cases and eight new deaths. 

 The region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra confirmed 178 additional COVID-19 cases and one more fatality. The Oriental region recorded 124 new cases and seven more deaths. The region of Guelmim-Oued Noun confirmed 116 additional COVID-19 cases and one additional death. The region of Fez-Meknes confirmed 84 additional COVID-19 cases and nine additional deaths. The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 76 new cases and four more deaths. The Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 73 new COVID-19 cases and two additional fatalities. The region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab confirmed 35 additional COVID-19 cases and one additional death. SHARE THIS!

Moroccan scientists have concerns about the Chinese vaccine.


Internationally based Moroccan scientists have communicated their concerns about the suggestion that the Chinese Covid vaccine may be used in Morocco. The scientists based in Brussels have written to the Moroccan Minister of Health

For the attention of Professor Khalid Ait-TALEB Minister of Health Subject: Covid-19 vaccine projected in Morocco: Scientific, epidemiological and clinical questions

Mr. Minister, Excellency, 
We are a group of international experts of Moroccan origin in the fields of vaccine development, immunology, epidemiology, virology and various disciplines of medicine, forming an integral part of the C3M International Organization. We are following the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in Morocco and we wish to express our congratulations to you on your excellent management of this health crisis. 

We learned through the media of the next launch of the mass vaccination of Moroccan citizens. One of the candidate vaccines appears to be the inactivated vaccine developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, part of the Chinese state holding company known as Sinopharm (China National Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.). 

Our attention was drawn to a series of legitimate scientific questions concerning this vaccine, the demonstrations of its safety and efficacy and its suitability in relation to the strains currently circulating in Morocco. We therefore allow ourselves to get back to you on these questions. We would like to point out that our goal is to help inform citizens and strengthen their confidence in the vaccine through evidence-based communication, supported by robust clinical data. We are ready to work with your scientific committee in order to provide the answers to our modest contribution.

 1. Although the virus has remained relatively stable at the genetic level, more or less important mutations have been detected including in the coding region for the surface protein, S, the main target of neutralizing antibodies. It would be important to ensure that the vaccine strain used in the Sinopharm vaccine (collected in China very soon after the outbreak was declared) is protective against strains circulating in Morocco. 

2. In order to build citizens' confidence in the vaccine, it is important that Sinopharm officially communicates the results of phase III, like other pharmaceutical companies. This vaccine has apparently been used by soldiers in China; It would be appropriate to access this data. C3M - Medical Skills for Moroccans of the World - 90, avenue du Bois de la Cambre 1050 Brussels Belgium www.C3M.ma Correspondence: Dr. Samir KADDAR 32497689099 samirkaddar@gmail.com; samir.kaddar@C3M.ma 

 3. The history of vaccine development teaches us that even for technologies considered to be mastered, one is never immune to surprises. Indeed, the RSV vaccine in the 90s turned into a health disaster in the USA (2 children died due to the vaccine) for Reasons little known but the process of inactivation or adsorption on the aluminum-based adjuvant has been suspected. https://www.nature.com/news/2008/081212/full/news.2008.1302.html 

4. According to the information available to us, the clinical trial in Morocco included around 600 volunteers, which seems statistically insufficient to allow calculation of the efficacy in terms of protection against the disease. Moreover, during your interview by the media Alyoum-24, it seemed to us that you intend to consider the good immunogenicity (neutralizing antibodies induced on Moroccan volunteers) of the vaccine as sufficient to approve the said vaccine in Morocco? If this were the case, we would like to initiate a discussion with the committee in order to warn them of the risks and dangers of such an approach. 

5. We believe that a pharmacovigilance plan put in place in Morocco as in other countries is crucial to detect long-term side effects, especially given the novelty of this virus. Can you tell us about this plan. We are prepared to work with the committee to list the potential effects and propose approaches to detect them. Based on these achievements, we reaffirm our sincere commitment to collaborate with your scientific department. 

We thank you in advance for your receptiveness and responses and remain available for a scientific discussion with you and with the members of the scientific committee piloting this Morocco vaccine. We will be honored to help enrich the debate around this vaccine. Pending your response, please accept, Mr. Minister, the expression of our highest consideration.

Président

Dr. Samir KADDAR 


 SHARE THIS!

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update December 1st 6pm

Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 3,508 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 359,844.
 

Morocco also reported another 4,902 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers in Morocco is now 310,193. The national recovery rate rose to 86.2%.

 Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health counted 69 more COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 5,915. The mortality rate remains steady at 1.6%. 

 The number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco is 43,736 as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1. Morocco counts 1,036 patients with severe symptoms, including 116 of today’s newly-identified patients. Approximately 88 are under intubation, while 520 are under non-invasive ventilation. 

 Health authorities in Morocco excluded 17,377 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Approximately 3,614,941 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic broke out in Morocco on March 2.

 COVID-19’s geographic distribution throughout Morocco

 Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 1,287 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, in addition to 13 fatalities. Casablanca-Settat has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities of any region in Morocco. 

 The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region confirmed 606 new cases. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra also recorded seven additional deaths. 

 The Souss-Massa region reported 413 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more fatalities. 

 The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima followed in today’s case numbers, reporting 355 new cases and seven new deaths. 

 The Marrakech-Safi region confirmed 258 new COVID-19 cases and five additional fatalities. 

 The Oriental region confirmed 179 new cases and seven more deaths. 

 The region of Guelmim-Oued Noun confirmed 93 additional COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths.

 The region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra confirmed 78 additional COVID-19 cases and five more fatalities. 

The region of Fez-Meknes confirmed 77 additional COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. 

 The Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 71 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths. 

 The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 64 new cases and two more deaths. 

 With 27 new COVID-19 cases, the region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab did not report any COVID-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours. 

 SHARE THIS!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update November 30th 6pm

The Ministry of Health in Morocco registered 2,533 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing total confirmed cases in the country to 356,336.
As of Monday evening, 45,199 people in Morocco are receiving treatment for COVID-19, and 1,039 are in critical condition. The critical patients include 97 who are on intubation and 484 who are receiving non-invasive ventilation. The death toll has increased to 5,846 after 57 people died from COVID-19 complications. The country’s virus fatality rate is 1.6%. 

 Recoveries have increased by 2,977 for a total of 305,291. The COVID-19 recovery rate in Morocco is 85.7%. Since March, labs throughout the country have conducted more than 3.9 million tests for COVID-19, including 14,550 in the past 24 hours. Nearly 3.6 million tests produced negative results. 

Morocco’s new COVID-19 cases by the region

 Casablanca-Settat confirmed fewer than 1,000 new cases on Monday, a welcome development for the hard-hit region that usually confirms between 1,000 and 2,000 infections every day. Along with 944 new cases, Casablanca-Settat reported 11 deaths. The majority of the region’s new cases emerged in the prefectures of Casablanca (504) and Nouaceur (155).

 Rabat-Sale-Kenitra confirmed 794 new cases and four deaths. The cases primarily appeared in Kenitra (322), Sale (197), and Skhirat-Temara (134). Rabat, the capital of Morocco, counted 93 new cases of COVID-19. 

 The Souss-Massa region in southern Morocco registered 326 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths. Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane accounted for 183 of the cases. 

 In eastern Morocco, the Oriental region reported 234 cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths. 

 Multiple regions reported fewer than 100 new cases on Monday. Health authorities in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima confirmed 83 cases and six deaths. The prefectures of Tetouan and Larache did not confirm any new cases of the virus.

 Marrakech-Safi reported 64 cases and six deaths, with 44 of the cases appearing in Marrakech. 

Fez-Meknes registered 61 new cases and five deaths. The Fez prefecture reported 21 of the region’s new cases. 

 Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab, in southern Morocco, reported only 15 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths. 

Beni-Mellal Khenifra reported even fewer cases, eight, but three deaths. Draa-Tafilalet counted only four cases but one death, and Guelmim-Oued Noun reported zero cases and one death. 

 The Ministry of Health did not provide a daily update of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region in southern Morocco. 

 SHARE THIS!