Friday, August 14, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 14th 6pm



Morocco’s Ministry of Health has reported 1,306 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Morocco to 39,241.


Identification of approximately 88% of the newly discovered cases, or 1,145 people, resulted from monitoring people who made contact with COVID-19 carriers.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 10,986 as of 6 p.m. on Friday, August 14.

Morocco also recorded an additional 957 recoveries from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The total number of recovered carriers now stands at 27,644. The country has a recovery rate of 70.4%.

Meanwhile, the health ministry recorded 27 more fatalities related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 611.

The recently recorded deaths include eight in Marrakech, five in Casablanca, three in Fez, two in each Sefrou, Tangier, and Errachidia, and one in each Rabat, Beni Mellal, Khenifra, El Jadida, and Kelaat Sraghna.

The ministry counts 163 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, including 72 under artificial respiration.

Moroccan health authorities excluded 20,701 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Approximately 1,521,286 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic reached Morocco on March 2.

COVID-19 across Morocco

Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 397 new cases. The region has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, accounting for 27.33% of Morocco’s total.

The Marrakech-Safi region recorded 312 new cases. The regional total accounts for 16.05% of the national total.

The Fez-Meknes region confirmed 198 new infections (15.59%).

The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region registered 129 new cases and covers 20.74% of the cases in Morocco.

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region recorded 109 new cases (9.41%).

The Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 53 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 3.16% of all COVID-19 cases registered in Morocco.

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 60 new cases (2.08%).

The Souss-Massa region confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases, to account for 0.76% of Morocco’s cases.

The Oriental region has recorded 27 additional cases (1.73%).

The southern region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab recorded five new cases to represent 0.40% of COVID-19 cases in Morocco

The Guelmim-Oued Noun region recorded four new cases (0.47%).

Meanwhile, the region of Laayoune-Sakia-El Hamra only recorded two new cases (2.27%).


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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 13th 6pm



Morocco’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,241 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases Morocco has recorded to 37,935.

Identification of approximately 80% of the newly discovered cases, or 988 people, resulted from monitoring people who made contact with COVID-19 carriers.

Morocco also recorded an additional 1,010 recoveries in the last 24 hours, bringing the count to 26,687, with a recovery rate of 70%.

The ministry also recorded 28 more fatalities in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths stands at 584.

This is the highest daily COVID-19 death count Morocco has reported so far, after yesterday’s 23 fatalities.

Morocco recorded eight deaths in Casablanca, followed by five in Marrakech, three in each Fez and Tangier, two in each Errachidia and Ouarzazate, and one in each Rabat, Sale, Nador, Al Hoceima, and Boujdour.

The number of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment is now 10,664.

The ministry counts 156 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, including 85 under artificial respiration.

In the last 24 hours, Moroccan health authorities excluded 20,877 suspected COVID-19 cases.

A total of 1,500,585 suspected COVID-19 cases have tested negative since the virus emerged in Morocco.

COVID-19’s geographical reach across Morocco

Health authorities in the Fez-Meknes region confirmed 173 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The region’s total now represents 15.61% of all cases the country has recorded.

The region of Marrakech-Safi recorded 150 new cases, now representing 15.78% of Morocco’s case count.

The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region registered 146 new cases to cover 21.11% of Morocco’s cases.

The Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 393 (27.22%).

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region recorded 173 new cases, now accounting for 9.44% of Morocco’s cases.

The region of Draa-Tafilalet recorded 75 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 3.13% of all COVID-19 cases registered in Morocco.

The Oriental region recorded 32 additional cases (1.72%).

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra confirmed 54 new cases to account for 2.00% of all COVID-19 cases recorded in Morocco.

Meanwhile, the region of Souss-Massa confirmed 25 new cases to represent 0.76% of Morocco’s cases.

The Guelmim-Oued Noun region recorded six new COVID-19 cases, now representing 0.48% of Morocco’s cases.

Seven new cases emerged in each of the Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab and Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra regions to cover 0.40% and 2.34% of Morocco’s cases, respectively.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 12th 6pm



Morocco’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,499 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases Morocco has recorded to 36,694.

Morocco also recorded an additional 292 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The recoveries count now stands at 25,677, with a recovery rate of 70%.

The ministry also recorded 23 more fatalities in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths stands at 556, with a mortality rate of 1.52%.

This is the highest daily death count Morocco has reported thus far.

The ministry recorded four deaths in each Casablanca, Fez, and Marrakech, followed by three in each Tangier and Errachidia, two in Sale, and one in each Sidi Kacem, Tetouan, and Benslimane.

The number of COVID-19 active cases is now 10,461.

The ministry counts 147 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, including 63 under artificial respiration.

In the last 24 hours, Moroccan health authorities excluded 20,807 suspected COVID-19 cases. A total of 1,479,708 suspected COVID-19 cases have tested negative since the virus emerged in Morocco.

COVID-19 across Morocco

Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 498 new cases. The region has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, accounting for 27.07% of Morocco’s total.

The Marrakech-Safi region recorded 350 new cases. The regional total accounts for 16.59% of the national total.

The Fez-Meknes region confirmed 113 new infections (16.33%).

The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region registered 172 new cases and covers 22.34% of the cases in Morocco.

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region recorded 167 new cases (9.69%).

The Draa-Tafilalet region reported 48 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 3.16% of all COVID-19 cases registered in Morocco.

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 97 new cases (2%).

The Souss-Massa region confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases, to account for 0.74% of Morocco’s cases.

The Oriental region recorded 13 additional cases (1.76%).

The southern region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab also confirmed 13 new cases (0.41%).

Meanwhile, the region of Guelmim-Oued Noun recorded one new case (0.50%), and Laayoune-Sakia-El Hamra recorded six new cases (2.51%).


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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update August 11th 6pm



Morocco’s Ministry of Health has reported 1,132 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Morocco to 35,195.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 9,277 as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

Morocco also recorded an additional 861 recoveries from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

The total number of recovered carriers now stands at 25,385. The country has a recovery rate of 72.1%.

Meanwhile, the health ministry recorded 17 more fatalities related to COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 533.

The ministry counts 132 COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms, including 57 under artificial respiration.

The recently recorded deaths include six in Marrakech, four in each Casablanca and Draa-Tafilalet, two in Fez, and one in Tangier.

Moroccan health authorities excluded 20,869 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Approximately 1,458,901 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic reached Morocco on March 2.

COVID-19’s geographical reach

Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 391 new cases. The region has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, accounting for 26.81% of Morocco’s total.

The Marrakech-Safi region recorded 195 new cases. The regional total accounts for 15.59% of the national total.

The Fez-Meknes region confirmed 163 new infections (16.01%).

The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region registered 140 new cases and covers 21.85% of the cases in Morocco.

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region recorded 63 new cases (9.21%).

The Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 52 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 3.02% of all COVID-19 cases registered in Morocco.

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region confirmed 50 new cases (1.72%).

The Souss-Massa region confirmed 45 new COVID-19 cases, to account for 0.68% of Morocco’s cases.

The Oriental region has recorded 19 additional cases (1.72%).

The southern region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab recorded 10 new cases to represent 0.38% of COVID-19 cases in Morocco, followed by Guelmim-Oued Noun with three new cases (0.50%).

Meanwhile, the region of Laayoune-Sakia-El Hamra only recorded one new case (2.49%).


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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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