Morocco’s epidemic continues its gradual decline amid the country’s successful national vaccination campaign.
Rabat – Morocco recorded another 420 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths as the country’s vaccination campaign continues unabated. Remarkably, the country recorded more recoveries (477) than new cases over the past 24 hours.
Morocco’s total active cases now stand at 5,484, less than half of the number at the end of January. The remarkable strides accompany the country’s vaccination campaign that aims to solidify the country’s progress by achieving herd immunity.
In order to reach that goal, Morocco intends to vaccinate 80% of its people against COVID-19. Health officials made another step in that direction through efforts that have now vaccinated a total of 3,877,687 people with their first dose and 499,942 with their second and final dose.
Hospitals in Morocco continue to care for 366 patients in its intensive care units. Approximately 11.6% of the country’s COVID-19 resuscitation beds are occupied.
Regionally, Morocco’s most populous region of Grand Casablanca-Settat was the worst affected, recording 259 new cases and two deaths. The next worst-hit region is The Oriental (47 new cases, no deaths), followed by Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (35 new cases, no deaths) and Marrakech-Safi, where 29 new cases were found and one death occurred over the past 24 hours.
Rabat-Sale-Kenitra reported 24 new cases and no deaths, followed by Souss Massa (11 new cases, no deaths) and Beni-Mellal-Khenifra, which reported four cases and one death.
The rest of Morocco reported not a single COVID-19 death.
Fez, as well as the southern and more remote regions of Morocco, appear to be only mildly affected by COVID-19. Dakhla-Oued Eddahab reported no new cases, while Fez-Meknes detected three. Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra detected four new cases while Guelmim-Oued Noun reported two new cases.