Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Latest Coronavirus Infections in Morocco - March 25

There appear to be no new cases in Fez, where the number remains at 14 infected people.

The Casablanca-Settat region leads in the number of cases, followed by Rabat-Sale-Kenitra, Fez-Meknes, Marrakech-Safi, Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Souss-Massa, the Oriental, and Beni Mellal-Khenifra.

Meanwhile, the regions of Gulemim and Draa-Tafilalet have the least recorded cases with one each.

Fifty-one percent of Morocco’s COVID-19 cases came from abroad, while 49% of patients contracted the virus locally. Around 14 patients in Morocco are in critical condition.

The ministry said the coronavirus primarily affects people aged 51 and up, reporting that no cases among people aged 5 to 15 have been recorded.

About 669 people with suspected infections have finished their quarantine period, while 2,341 people are under medical surveillance.

During the press conference, the Ministry of Health spoke about the use of anti-malaria medications chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatment options for COVID-19.

The ministry said that many countries have started treating COVID-19 patients with chloroquine, which “has promising effects.” Hydroxychloroquine is also now used in several countries, the ministry added.

The ministry allowed health facilities to use anti-malaria medication chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as potential treatments for the virus earlier this week.

Chloroquine should only be used under medical supervision. Doctors are very familiar with the medicine, as it is used for several illnesses.


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