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Coronavirus – An industrial outbreak in Casablanca increases the number of cases

One hundred and ten (110) new cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases of contamination to 7,133 in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health announced Wednesday.

Among the 110 new cases, 95 cases have been detected thanks to the medical follow-up of contact persons, that is 87% of the new registered cases, said the director of epidemiology and disease control at the Ministry of Health, Mohamed El Youbi.

He added that the majority of the new cases were discovered in a new outbreak in an industrial unit in the Casablanca-Settat region, adding that the other cases of infection were reported in an outbreak in a residential complex in the Fez-Meknes region, and another in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, where 7 cases were detected.

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Only one case was recorded respectively in Oriental, Beni Mellal-Khenifra and Souss-Massa, while the southern regions of the Kingdom recorded no cases, El Youbi said.

The number of deaths has increased to 194 after the announcement of one death in the last 24 hours, he noted, stressing that the case-fatality rate (the percentage of deaths caused by the virus among the total number of confirmed cases) has stabilized at 2.7%.

The total number of excluded cases has reached 98,871 since the beginning of the pandemic, after negative laboratory tests of 5,527 cases in the last 24 hours.

The official added that the number of people declared cured rose to 4,098 after 197 new remissions were recorded, adding that the remission rate had climbed to 57.5%.

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From a geographical point of view, almost no change was noted, El Youbi said, adding that the region of Casablanca-Settat is still at the top of the ranking of confirmed cases with a little over (30%), followed by the region of Marrakech-Safi with more than (18%), then respectively the regions of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima and Fez-Meknes, then the region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra and finally the region of Draa-Tafilalet.

In conclusion, the official reported an improvement in indicators related to cases of death and recovery against an increase in new cases of infection, particularly in the form of outbreaks, indicating that active cases placed under treatment or health monitoring are constantly decreasing.