Morocco’s active case count is currently at its lowest point since June 23.
Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health confirmed 93 new COVID-19 cases between July 16 and 10 p.m. on July 17. The country’s total case count currently stands at 16,638.
Moroccan health authorities also announced 210 new recoveries from COVID-19. The total number of recovered patients in Morocco is now 14,175, marking an 85.2% recovery rate.
The ministry did not announce any coronavirus-related deaths in the past 16 hours. The death toll of COVID-19 in Morocco remains at 263, while the fatality rate does not exceed 1.6%.
The new figures decreased Morocco’s active case count to 2,200. The number is at its lowest since June 23.
The Fez-Meknes region recorded the most new COVID-19 cases in the past 16 hours, followed by Marrakech-Safi.
Since the start of the domestic outbreak, the Casablanca-Settat region has hosted the most COVID-19 cases. The region recorded 24.39% of the country’s total case count.
Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima comes second, with 19.99% of the cases, followed by Marrakech-Safi (17.75%). Rabat-Sale-Kenitra and Fez-Meknes have recorded similarly high numbers, with 12.61% and 12.13% of the country’s total cases respectively.
Meanwhile, the remaining seven regions have recorded relatively lower case numbers. The most-affected region is Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (4.94%), while the least-affected region is Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab (0.19%).
Between 6 p.m. on July 16 and 10 a.m. on July 17, Moroccan laboratories conducted 8,785 tests to detect new COVID-19 cases. Approximately 8,692 tests came back negative.
Since February, Moroccan health authorities have performed a total of 962,500 COVID-19 tests, including 945,862 that came back negative.