Multiple Moroccan regions including hard-hit Casablanca-Settat reported relatively low case counts compared to recent weeks.
Rabat – The Ministry of Health in Morocco registered 2,533 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing total confirmed cases in the country to 356,336.
As of Monday evening, 45,199 people in Morocco are receiving treatment for COVID-19, and 1,039 are in critical condition.
The critical patients include 97 who are on intubation and 484 who are receiving non-invasive ventilation.
The death toll has increased to 5,846 after 57 people died from COVID-19 complications. The country’s virus fatality rate is 1.6%.
Recoveries have increased by 2,977 for a total of 305,291. The COVID-19 recovery rate in Morocco is 85.7%.
Since March, labs throughout the country have conducted more than 3.9 million tests for COVID-19, including 14,550 in the past 24 hours. Nearly 3.6 million tests produced negative results.
Morocco’s new COVID-19 cases by the region
Casablanca-Settat confirmed fewer than 1,000 new cases on Monday, a welcome development for the hard-hit region that usually confirms between 1,000 and 2,000 infections every day.
Along with 944 new cases, Casablanca-Settat reported 11 deaths. The majority of the region’s new cases emerged in the prefectures of Casablanca (504) and Nouaceur (155).
Rabat-Sale-Kenitra confirmed 794 new cases and four deaths. The cases primarily appeared in Kenitra (322), Sale (197), and Skhirat-Temara (134). Rabat, the capital of Morocco, counted 93 new cases of COVID-19.
The Souss-Massa region in southern Morocco registered 326 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths. Agadir-Ida Ou Tanane accounted for 183 of the cases.
In eastern Morocco, the Oriental region reported 234 cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths.
Multiple regions reported fewer than 100 new cases on Monday.
Health authorities in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima confirmed 83 cases and six deaths. The prefectures of Tetouan and Larache did not confirm any new cases of the virus.
Marrakech-Safi reported 64 cases and six deaths, with 44 of the cases appearing in Marrakech.
Fez-Meknes registered 61 new cases and five deaths. The Fez prefecture reported 21 of the region’s new cases.
Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab, in southern Morocco, reported only 15 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths.
Beni-Mellal Khenifra reported even fewer cases, eight, but three deaths.
Draa-Tafilalet counted only four cases but one death, and Guelmim-Oued Noun reported zero cases and one death.
The Ministry of Health did not provide a daily update of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region in southern Morocco.