Forty-five (45) new cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of contamination cases to 6,652 in the Kingdom, the ministry of Health announced on Friday, affirming that these new cases have been reported in the two cities of Casablanca and Tangier.
No new fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, which maintains the number of dead at 190, said director of Epidemiology and Disease Control at the ministry of Health, Mohamed El Youbi, in a statement broadcast by MAP on its TV channel M24 and on RIM RADIO.
Also, the case-fatality rate (the percentage of deaths caused by the virus among total confirmed cases) remains stable at 2.9%, he noted.
The number of cured people rose, until Friday at 4 p.m., to 3,400, with 90 new recoveries, he said, adding that the remission rate today reached 51.1%.
The official specified that the number of cured people gradually exceeds the number of persons under medical treatment and follow-up.
The total number of excluded cases has reached 74,964 since the beginning of the pandemic, following negative analyses of 3,649 cases in the last 24 hours, he added.
In this regard, he noted that most of the new cases (39 out of 45) were detected through the medical follow-up of the contact persons, even though they showed no symptoms of the disease, adding that 9,310 contact persons have been placed under medical observation so far.
Geographically, Casablanca-Settat is the region with the highest number of confirmed cases (28%), followed by Marrakech-Safi (19%), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Fez-Meknes, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra and Draa-Tafilalet, said the official, adding that the regions of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, Guelmim-Oued Noun and Béni Mellal-Khénifra have not recorded any cases of contamination for several days.
The ministry of Health urges citizens to respect the rules of hygiene and health safety, as well as the preventive measures taken by the Moroccan authorities, by showing responsibility and patriotism, pointing out that the propagation indicator of Covid-19 has still not reached the threshold below 1.