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Morocco: Over one-thousand new Covid-19 cases recorded in twenty-four hours

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On Wednesday, 5 August 2020 Morocco recorded a heavy epidemiological toll with a total of 1,283 new cases of Covid-19 infection, bringing the total number of cases in the Kingdom up to 28,500.

With these new figures, the cumulative contamination rate stood yesterday at 78.5 per 100,000 inhabitants – according to the Ministry of Health.

The number of recoveries amounted to 365 remissions for a total of 19,994, or a cure rate of 70%. The death toll rose to 435, including 18 new ones recorded in those twenty-four hours.

According to Ministry data, five regions captured 94% of new cases, namely: Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma (322 cases), Marrakech-Safi (296 cases), Casablanca-Settat (249 cases), Fès-Meknes ( 165 cases) and Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (136 cases), while four cities totaled a little more than two-thirds of new infections: Tangier (296), Marrakech (262), Casablanca (203) and Fez (110) .

Of the 1,283 new cases, 1,001 (78%) were identified as part of the monitoring system for contacts and epidemic outbreaks which has so far concerned no less than 126,487 people, of which 17,865 are still under medical surveillance.

In addition, the Ministry reported some 21,278 cases excluded during the then previous twenty-four hours following analyses carried out in the laboratory,

For its part, the number of active cases stood at 8,071 people. Of these 8,071 active cases, 108 are being treated in resuscitation and intensive care units, of which 19 have been placed on artificial ventilators.

– APA

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