Ninety-three percent of the new cases were discovered by following up with people who had made contact with COVID-19 patients.
Rabat – The Moroccan Ministry of Health has confirmed 181 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing Morocco’s total number of recorded cases to 16,726.
The ministry also announced 395 more recoveries in 24 hours, raising the country’s total to 14,360. The recovery rate increased slightly from the figure reported at 6 p.m. on Thursday, to 86% as of 6 p.m. on Friday.
Officials also reported one new death, with a death toll now at 264. The mortality rate remains at 1.6%.
The number of active COVID-19 cases now stands at 2,102, including 34 patients who present with severe symptoms.
These patients include 11 in the region of Tangier-Al Hoceima, two in Marrakech-Safi, three in Fez-Meknes, 15 in Casablanca-Settat, one in Beni Mellal-Khenifra, and one in the region of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra.
Approximately 956,678 suspected COVID-19 cases have tested negative since the virus emerged in Morocco on March 2.
Health authorities identified 59 new cases in the Fez-Meknes region, now accounting for 12.21% of the country’s cases. Officials confirmed 57 new cases in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region (20.17%).
The Casablanca-Settat region follows with 23 new cases, now accounting for 24.28% of the country’s cases, while the Oriental region recorded 13 new cases (1.91%).
The region of Rabat-Sale Kenitra only recorded two new cases, with a total case count representing 12.54% of all of Morocco’s confirmed cases.
Meanwhile, the regions of Guelmim-Oued Noun and Draa-Tafilalet recorded one case each to cover 0.89% and 3.52% of Morocco’s COVID-19 cases, respectively.