Thursday, July 30, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update July 30th 6pm



The epidemiological situation in the city of Fez is increasingly worrying.

With some 117 new contaminations recorded during the last 24 hours, the spiritual capital worries the central authorities. Which would have sent two governors as well as about twenty Caids to support the local system in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus. This while health and security officials call on the population to be involved in raising awareness against the virus as well as compliance with health measures. Measures which remain little adopted in the popular and peripheral districts. A finding that would push local authorities to take new restrictive measures in the coming hours. This would involve, among other things, the quarantine of certain neighborhoods, like those of Aïn Nokbi or Bendebbab. In the meantime, the situation is increasingly critical at the level of the Covid19 treatment centers.

We learn from corroborating sources the contamination of "more than 70 people between doctors and nurses at the CHU". "This is the price of the delay in making the decision on the buffer services and the covid circuit", laments a doctor. And to specify: "The majority of serious cases are due to a delay in support, by underestimation or fear of being hospitalized in Fez or Benslimane". In the opinion of this doctor, there is a need to create, like Benslimane and Bengurir, rural hospitals in each region, given the growing number of asymptomatic cases which put pressure on hospitals which are already in crisis. and are approaching collapse. In any case, a field hospital is being developed within the university campus of the road to Imouzzer. This would reassure the citizen and relieve the hospital. In addition, the possibility of home confinement remains an option far from feasible given the behavior of citizens. "Respect for wearing a mask must be rigorously monitored by the government and the example must be given by the entire community ... if we really want to avoid a dramatic resurgence of positive cases," concludes our source.  Mask wearing in the Fez Medina is patchy and not well policed.

The Moroccan Ministry of Health reported 1,046 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the country since the beginning of the outbreak to 23,259.

This marks Morocco’s highest daily case count since the virus emerged in the country on March 2, surpassing yesterday’s record-breaking 826 new cases.

In the last 24 hours, the ministry recorded 186 new recoveries. The recovery count stands at 17,311. The recovery rate decreased to 74.43%.

With 12 new fatalities, the total number of deaths is now 346. The mortality rate stands at 1.49%.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 active cases in Morocco is 5,602.

The pandemic’s spread by region

The Casablanca-Settat region recorded 267 cases in the last 24 hours. The region’s total number of confirmed cases now represents 25.77% of all cases Morocco has recorded.

Meanwhile, the Marrakech-Safi region recorded 118 new cases to represent 15.60% of Morocco’s cases.

The Fez-Meknes region reported 227 new cases (14.41%).

The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima recorded 258 new cases to represent 22.86% of the country’s cases.

The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region recorded 95 new COVID-19 cases, to cover 10.32% of Morocco’s cases, while the Oriental region recorded 33 new cases (1.96%).

Meanwhile, four new cases appeared in the Souss-Massa region, now totalling 0.56% of Morocco’s COVID-19 cases.

The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region recorded 10 new cases (1.03%).

Four cases emerged in the southern region of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, which has now recorded 0.36% of the country’s cases.

Meanwhile, the Draa-Tafilalet region recorded 30 new cases to represent 2.84% of all of Morocco’s cases.source.

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