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COVID-19-Related Deaths Down in Morocco

COVID-19-Related Deaths Down in Morocco

Wednesday, 23 June, 2021 - 06:45
Morocco has reported a drop in new virus-related deaths.

The Moroccan Health Ministry revealed Tuesday that the number of COVID-19-related deaths has dropped by 18.2 percent in the past two weeks.

“The number of active cases has reached 3,732, compared to 3,165 two weeks ago,” said the head of the communicable diseases division at the epidemiology and disease control department, Abdelkrim Meziane Bellefquih.

The number of critical cases admitted to intensive care units has remained stable.

The official said the epidemiological situation remains under control, but he called for more vigilance in order to avoid a new wave of the virus.

Bellefquih noted the ongoing vaccination campaign that will help drop new infections even further.

A total of 8,451,201 people have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus, while the number of people who received the first shot reached 9,594,360.

Meanwhile, Bellefquih warned that the return of Moroccan expatriates for the summer holidays will pose a challenge to authorities in containing the virus. He therefore stressed the need to inoculate as many people as possible and for compliance with health precautions.

Morocco has confirmed some 527,000 infections, 514,000 recoveries and 9,247 deaths from the virus.

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