The number of new Covid-19 infections recorded in Morocco in the last 24 hours has reached 135 cases, the most pronounced increase recorded in recent weeks and brings to 8,437 the total number of infections reported since the emergence of the pandemic in the Kingdom, representing a rate of 23.2/100,000 inhabitants.
According to information reported today by the coordinator of the National Centre for Emergency Public Health Operations at the Ministry of Health, Mouad Mrabet, the largest number of these new cases was recorded in the Casablanca-Settat region with 79 cases of contamination, 71 of which were detected in a single occupational outbreak, while 8 other cases were identified among the contact persons. A further 35 cases were recorded in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region in several small outbreaks but also among contact persons. In addition, 15 other cases were identified in Marrakech-Safi, 4 in Fez-Meknes and 2 in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra.
Of the 135 cases reported today, 118 have been identified through the contact tracing exercise. Thus, their total number has now reached 49,264, while 6,817 others are still under medical surveillance.
The official also indicated that there has been a further increase in the number of deaths with 2 deaths in Tangier and Marrakech to 210 cases. However, the case-fatality rate remained stable at 2.5%.
As for the number of remissions, it has reached 7,493 to date with 85 new recoveries recorded in the last 24 hours, a rate of 88.8%.
In addition, 16,733 additional cases have been excluded after negative results of laboratory tests, bringing the total number of cases excluded since the beginning of the virus to 331,134.
The number of active cases, i.e. patients who are still under treatment or medical follow-up, currently stands at 734, i.e. 2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
These patients are distributed among the different regions as follows: 288 in Casablanca-Settat, 137 in Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, 161 in Marrakech-Safi, 85 in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, 35 in Fez-Meknes, while the rest of the cases are concentrated in the other regions, knowing that Dakhla-Oued Eddahab and Draâ-Tafilalet have no active cases while Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra has only one active case.
Also according to Ministry data, a total of 13 cases are currently being treated in the intensive care and resuscitation units, including 8 cases in the Casablanca-Settat region, 3 in Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima and 2 in Marrakech-Safi.
Of these 13 cases, 5 are placed under artificial ventilation: 3 cases in Casablanca and 2 in Tangiers.