COVID-19: Active Cases Stand at 652 – Health Ministry

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The number of coronavirus active cases treated at the various Moroccan hospitals stands at 652, i.e. a rate of 1.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

The average age of active cases is 33 years and 58% of these cases are male and 42% female, said coordinator of the National Center for Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health, Mouad Mrabet, in a statement broadcast by MAP on its M24 TV channel and Rim radio.

The majority of these cases are in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (278 cases), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (136) and Marrakech-Safi (127), he said, adding that there are no active cases in the regions of Draa-Tafilalet and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab.

Seventy-three new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours until Sunday at 6 p.m., taking the total number of cases in the Kingdom to 8,224, i.e. 22.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, he pointed out.

Dr Mrabet noted that 25 of the new confirmed cases were reported in the region of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra, 15 in the region of Marrakech-Safi, 13 in Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, 7 in Casablanca-Settat, 7 in Fez-Meknes, 5 in Beni Mellal-Khenifra and one case in Souss-Massa.

The number of excluded suspected cases over the past 24 hours following negative tests has reached 16,423 cases, he said, adding that the total number of excluded cases stands at 297,729 since the start of the outbreak.

No new coronavirus-related death was reported over the past 24 hours and the death toll remains at 208, he added, noting that the mortality rate has slighltly dropped to 2.5%.

A total of 49 Covid-19 patients have recovered over the given period, which rises the total of recoveries to 7,364, the official said, noting that the recovery rate stands at 89.5%.

According to him, 68 cases out of the new confirmed cases (93%) were detected through contact tracing.

Dr Mrabet said the number of people who had contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 48,775 since the start of the outbreak, including 7,249 who are still under medical monitoring.

He stressed that serious or critical cases represent 2.5% of the total of cases, adding that 16 COVID-19 patients in critical case are treated at the intensive care units, including 4 who are put on artificial respiration

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