Rabat — Five hundred (500) new cases of coronavirus infection (Covid-19) and five hundred and thirteen (513) recoveries have been recorded in Morocco in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.
This new figure brings to 21,387 the number of contaminations in the Kingdom since the first case reported on March 2 and to 17,066 that of fully recovered people, i.e. a recovery rate of 80%, said coordinator of the National Public Health Emergency Operations Center at the Ministry of Health Mouad Mrabet.
The death toll rose to 327, with eleven new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours (5 in Tangier, 2 in Casablanca, 2 in Fez, 1 in Khénifra and 1 in Marrakech), he added.
The cumulative incidence rate is 59/100,000 inhabitants, he said, noting that in the last 24 hours, out of 100,000 inhabitants, 1.4 people have been infected.
He said 423 of the new cases have been detected through the contact tracking system, which reached so far some 116,762 people, of whom 13,539 are currently under medical monitoring.
As for the geographical distribution of new cases, Mrabet said that 165 cases were recorded in the Casablanca-Settat region (73 in Casablanca, 55 in Settat, 24 Berrechid, 4 in Nouaceur, 4 in Médiouna, 3 in Mohammedia and 2 in Benslimane) and 161 in the region of Fèz-Meknès (117 in Fèz, 30 in Meknès, 8 in Sefrou, 3 in Moulay Yaakoub and 1 in Boulmane, El Hajeb and Taza).
The other regions that have registered new cases are Marrakech-Safi (65), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (48), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (38), Draâ-Tafilalet (8), the eastern region (7), Souss-Massa (4) and Béni Mellal-Khénifra (4), he said, adding that the regions of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra and Guelmim-Oued Noun have not recorded any new cases.
The number of cases excluded after negative laboratory test results stands at 20,188, for a total of 1,167,414, Mrabet said.
Regarding active cases, he noted that 3,994 people are currently under treatment, distributed between the regions of Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (1.225), Casablanca-Settat (1.199), Fez-Meknes (755), Marrakech-Safi (419), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (176), the eastern region (70), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (38), Drâa-Tafilalet (41), Guelmim-Oued Noun (9 cases), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (11 cases), Béni Mellal-Khénifra (29 cases) and Souss-Massa (22 cases).
Regarding people in critical condition, Mrabet reported 68 cases admitted to intensive care units, including 7 intubated people, noting that these cases are distributed between the regions of Casablanca-Settat (22, including 4 intubated people), Marrakech-Safi (19, including 2 intubated people), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (15), Fez-Meknes (10) and Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (2 cases including one intubated case).