Saturday, March 06, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update March 6th 6pm

Morocco’s health authorities continue to provide good health in regard to the national epidemic that continues its steady decline from its peak in November. Morocco detected another 407 new COVID-19 cases, and three related deaths over the past 24 hours.
The new data brings the total number of cases since the emergence of the pandemic to 485,974. Currently, Morocco has 5,379 active cases of COVID-19. Hospitals across Morocco are caring for 357 severe cases of COVID-19, resulting in 11.3% of intensive care beds being occupied by coronavirus-related patients. 

 On the preventative front, Morocco continues to make great strides towards its goal of reaching herd immunity by vaccinating 80% of the population. Morocco has currently provided 3,913,615 citizens and residents with a free first dose, as well as 578,942 who have received their second dose that provides immunity from COVID-19 infection. 

 The remarkable success of Morocco’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign was noted by several foreign outlets as the country continues to be the best performer in Africa by a large margin. Still, COVID-19 continues to infect people across Morocco’s diverse regions. 

 Grand Casablanca-Settat detected the most new cases (258) and reported the death of one patient. The country’s economic heartland was followed by Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima where 49 new cases were found and no related deaths occured over the past 24 hours. The Oriental region detected 25 new cases and no deaths while Morocco’s capital region of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra reported 19 cases and no deaths. Only two more regions recorded COVID-19 related deaths in Morocco. Beni Mellal-Khenifra reported 12 new cases and one death while Marrakech-Safi similarly recorded one death, as well as 11 new cases. Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra detected 9 new cases, followed by Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (7) Fes-Meknes (4) and Daraa Tafilalet where two new cases were detected. 

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Friday, March 05, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update March 5th 6pm

Morocco recorded another 420 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths as the country’s vaccination campaign continues unabated. 

Remarkably, the country recorded more recoveries (477) than new cases over the past 24 hours. Morocco’s total active cases now stand at 5,484, less than half of the number at the end of January. 

The remarkable strides accompany the country’s vaccination campaign that aims to solidify the country’s progress by achieving herd immunity. In order to reach that goal, Morocco intends to vaccinate 80% of its people against COVID-19. Health officials made another step in that direction through efforts that have now vaccinated a total of 3,877,687 people with their first dose and 499,942 with their second and final dose. 

 Hospitals in Morocco continue to care for 366 patients in its intensive care units. Approximately 11.6% of the country’s COVID-19 resuscitation beds are occupied.

 Regionally, Morocco’s most populous region of Grand Casablanca-Settat was the worst affected, recording 259 new cases and two deaths. The next worst-hit region is The Oriental (47 new cases, no deaths), followed by Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (35 new cases, no deaths) and Marrakech-Safi, where 29 new cases were found and one death occurred over the past 24 hours. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra reported 24 new cases and no deaths, followed by Souss Massa (11 new cases, no deaths) and Beni-Mellal-Khenifra, which reported four cases and one death. The rest of Morocco reported not a single COVID-19 death. Fez, as well as the southern and more remote regions of Morocco, appear to be only mildly affected by COVID-19. Dakhla-Oued Eddahab reported no new cases, while Fez-Meknes detected three. Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra detected four new cases while Guelmim-Oued Noun reported two new cases. 

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Thursday, March 04, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update March 4th 6pm

Morocco’s government announced a decision to extend the country’s state of emergency until April 10.
 The cabinet announced the decision during Thursday’s government council meeting. The measure is in line with Morocco’s preventive measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

 Under the state of emergency, Morocco is allowed to take urgent proactive measures, including travel bans, curfew, and lockdown. Morocco declared a state of emergency on March 19. The measure was in response to the first cases Morocco recorded after the outbreak of the pandemic in the country on March 2. Morocco has recorded 484,753 COVID-19 cases to date, including 8,653 deaths and 470,425 recoveries. The North African country has recently recorded fewer cases than during the first weeks of the outbreak. With the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Morocco seeks a return to normal life soon. 

 The North African country has vaccinated 3,745,173 people as of March 3. The vaccine campaign, which started on January 28, is targeting 33 million people or 80% of Morocco’s population. SHARE THIS!

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update March 3rd 6pm

Morocco’s health authorities have vaccinated one in ten of all Moroccans against COVID-19 since the start of its vaccination campaign. 

The national campaign has also provided 360,689 frontline workers with their second vaccination, making them immune from COVID-19. 

 Meanwhile, new cases continue to gradually drop. Over the past 24 hours, 594 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Morocco while 557 people recovered from their infection. Morocco’s total confirmed cases since March 2020 now stands at 484,753. 

The country has recorded 8,653 deaths, adding another 8 deaths over the last 24 hours. Morocco continues to care for 5,675 active cases and issued another 10,654 tests. Morocco’s hospitals currently have 379 severe COVID-19 cases in its intensive care units, occupying 12% of all its available beds. 

 Morocco’s most populous region of Grand Casablanca-Settat reported 291 new cases and two deaths, followed by Beni Mellal where 108 new COVID-19 cases were detected. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra was the next most affected region (44 new cases, no deaths) followed by Marrakech-Safi (42 cases, 2 deaths) Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima where 29 new cases were reported without any new related deaths. The region of l’Oriental reported another 26 new cases and three deaths. No COVID19 related deaths were reported in Souss-Massa (18 new cases) Draa-Tafilalet (13) and Fes-Meknes where 12 new cases were reported. In Morocco’s south, 7 new cases were detected in Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, as well as one death while Dakhla-Oued Eddahab reported four new cases and no deaths. 

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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update March 2nd 6pm

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Monday, March 01, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update March 1st 6pm

Morocco’s Ministry of Health has recorded 112 new cases of COVID-19 in the country during the last 24 hours. As of March 1, Morocco has had a total of 483,766 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Morocco’s health authorities announced 299 recoveries, adding to a total of 469,345 recoveries since the outbreak began. 
 In the past 24 hours, there have been 14 COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 8,637. Morocco currently counts 5,784 active COVID-19 cases, including 394 patients in severe or critical condition. Severely-ill patients include 28 who are under intubation and 225 under non-invasive ventilation.

 Casablanca-Settat remains the most affected region in the country. In the past 24 hours, it recorded 50 new COVID-19 cases and five coronavirus-related deaths. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra comes second, with 38 new cases with three deaths, followed by the Oriental region with 10 new cases, and two deaths. Marrakech-Safi recorded seven infections and one death, while the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region recorded nine new cases, and two deaths. Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima , Souss-Massa Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab, Draa-Tafilalet, Guelmim-Oued Noun, and Fes-Meknes have all recorded under 10 new cases, with only three deaths between them

 Under Morocco’s national vaccination campaign 3,568,670 people have received the first dose, while 232,980 have already received the second dose. Morocco has so far received 7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and 1 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine. To date, Morocco has carried out 5,177,088 COVID-19 tests. Meanwhile, the national recovery rate maintains a steady 97%, while the rate of death is still at 1.8%. 

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update February 28th 6pm

Morocco’s Ministry of Health has recorded 244 new cases of COVID-19 in the country during the last 24 hours. As of February 28, Morocco has had a total of 483,654 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Morocco’s health authorities announced 239 recoveries, adding to a total of 469,046 recoveries since the outbreak began. 

 In the past 24 hours, there have been eight COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 8,623. Morocco currently counts 5,985 active COVID-19 cases, including 429 patients in severe or critical condition. Severely-ill patients include 28 who are under intubation and 256 under non-invasive ventilation.

 Casablanca-Settat remains the most affected region in the country. In the past 24 hours, it recorded 99 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus-related deaths. The Oriental region comes second, with 38 new cases with three deaths, followed by the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra with 28 new cases, and one death. Marrakech-Safi (23 infections, one death),Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (19 cases), and Souss-Massa (14 cases) have all recorded under 30 cases each. The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region, Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra, Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab, Draa-Tafilalet, and Fes-Meknes have all recorded under 10 new cases, with only two deaths between them.

 Under Morocco’s national vaccination campaign 3,435,997 people have received the first dose, while 161,906 have already received the second dose. To date, Morocco has received 7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and 1 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccines. 

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update February 27th 6pm

Morocco’s COVID-19 epidemic is proceeding along its gradual decline as the country recorded 416 new cases and 7 related deaths over the past 24 hours. Morocco currently has 5,988 active cases out of a total 483,410 cases since the emergence of COVID-19 in March, 2020. 

 Meanwhile, Morocco’s national vaccination campaign is continuing to vaccinate citizens against COVID-19. Health authorities have now vaccinated 3,435,997 people across Morocco. Another 161,906 citizens received their second vaccination to complete their regimen and become immune. Morocco intends to vaccinate 80% of its population against COVID-19, with over 20 million doses set to arrive by the end of April. The intensive care units in Morocco’s hospitals are currently caring for 433 severe cases related to the COVID-19 virus. Currently, 29 severe cases require invasive intubation while 256 patients are on breathing support through ventilators. 

  Regionally, the COVID-19 epidemic in Morocco continues to gradually decline. 

 The densely populated region of Grand Casablanca-Settat continues to have the most cases, recording 251 new cases and one new death. The next worst-affected regions are Tanger-Tetouan-Safi (46 new cases, no deaths) and Morocco’s capital region of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra where 28 new cases were detected and one person died of COVID-19 related complications. 

 Morocco’s health authorities in l’Oriental reported 23 new cases and two deaths while Marrakech-Safi recorded 20 new cases and one death. Daraa-Tafilalet was the next worst affected with 11 new cases detected and no new deaths, followed by Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (10 new cases, no deaths) and Souss-Massa which saw 10 new cases and no deaths. The remainder of Morocco was only minimally affected by COVID-19. Beni Mellal-Khenifra reported 8 new cases and one death followed by Fes-Meknes which reported 7 new cases and one death. . No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported in Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (two new cases) while no data at all was provided for Guelmim-Oued Noun which could indicate no new cases or deaths were reported there. 

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Morocco Coronavirus Update February 26th 6pm

Health authorities in Morocco have vaccinated 3,327,858 Moroccan citizens and residents against COVID-19 as of Friday, February 26 at 6 p.m. The campaign seeks to cover 33 million Moroccans in order to achieve collective immunity in the country. 
 In the past 24 hours, health authorities recorded 480 new COVID-19 cases. The figure brings the total number of Morocco’s confirmed COVID-19 cases to 482,994. 

 In the past 24 hours, the health ministry also announced 846 new recoveries from COVID-19 and 10 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Morocco currently stands at 468,387, marking a 97% national recovery rate. 

The number of deaths, meanwhile, reached 8,608, maintaining a national fatality rate of 1.8%. Morocco now counts 5,999 active COVID-19 cases, including 463 patients in severe or critical condition. 

  Regional distribution of new COVID-19 cases 

 Casablanca-Settat remains the region with the most COVID-19 cases. It recorded 284 new cases in the past 24 hours and five deaths. Oreintal comes second (45 cases), followed by Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (45 cases), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (38 cases, two deaths), Marrakech-Safi (27 cases, one death), Souss-Massa (12 cases), Beni Mellal-Khenifra (eight cases), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (six cases), and Fez-Meknes (five cases). The region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra recorded five cases, followed by Draa-Tafilalet (four cases) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (one case). 

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