Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Morocco Coronavirus Update November 17th 6pm

Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 5,415 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 301,604.
Morocco also reported another 4,235 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers in Morocco is now 247,594. The national recovery rate is 82.1%.

 Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health counted 82 more COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 4,932. The mortality rate remains 1.6%. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco is 49,078 as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. 

 Morocco counts 1,048 patients with severe symptoms, including 91 of today’s newly-identified carriers. Approximately 95 are under intubation, while 447 are under non-invasive ventilation. According to the ministry, the occupancy rate of intensive care beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients stands at 38%. 

 Health authorities in Morocco excluded 18,148 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Approximately 3,386,621 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 2,328 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, in addition to 18 fatalities. Casablanca-Settat has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities of any region in Morocco. 

 The region of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra confirmed 945 new cases. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra also recorded 16 additional deaths. 

 The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima followed in today’s case numbers, reporting 541 new cases and 10 new deaths. 

 The Oriental region confirmed 511 new cases and 13 more deaths. 

 The Souss-Massa region recorded 373 new COVID-19 cases and three more fatalities. 

 The region of Marrakech-Safi confirmed 179 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional fatalities. 

 The region of Fez-Meknes confirmed 126 additional COVID-19 cases and five more deaths. 

 The only Moroccan region to report zero new deaths today, Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra confirmed 119 new COVID-19 cases. 

 The Draa-Tafilalet region reported 109 additional cases and three more fatalities. 

 The Guelmim-Oued Noun region recorded 83 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths. 

 The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region reported 77 additional cases and four more fatalities. 

 The region of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab confirmed 24 additional COVID-19 cases and one additional death. 

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