‘’ Concerning the epidemiological situation in Morocco, 1,444 new covid-19 cases have been recorded in the past 24 Hours, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 928,571 since the first case was announced on March 2, 2020’’, Morocco’s Ministry of Health reported.
Besides, the ministry also recorded 1,818 recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered infections to 897,252, accounting for 96, 6 percent of Morocco’s total recovery rate. Equally alarming, 30 more people related to covid-19 died from this vicious epidemic, which raised the death toll to 14,132. That is, Morocco has recently a 1.5 percent fatality rate.
The current highest recorded deaths encompass 5 in the Rabat- Sale- Kenitra region, followed by the Casablanca-Settat region that recorded 8 deaths, 3 in Tangier-Titouan- Al Hoceima region, one in the Eastern Region, 2 in both Marrakesh and Safi, 5 in Beni Mellal-Khenifra, 2 in both Fez and Meknes, 3 in Souss -Massa, and one in Guelmim-Oued Noun.
Further, the ministry highlighted, in the Daily Bulletin of the results of (Covid-19), that the number of people who received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 reached 21 915 897 people, while the number of those who received a second dose Covid-19 vaccination reached 18 357 489 people.
On 20 August, King Mohammed 6 sounded the alarm on the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths throughout Morocco. Accordingly, urging citizens to put the fight against the widespread of the virus at the top of their agenda is mandatory; otherwise, the country would therefore be compelled to a stricter lockdown in case the number of new cases remains unacceptably high.
Indeed, adopting an action plan spearheaded by the relevant authorities and ministry is highly required to contribute to the reduction in the mortality associated with the deadly virus, notably through the obligation to conduct the laboratory analysis on a daily basis, as well as launching awareness-raising campaigns to decrease the incidence of the injury, as well as monitoring the epidemiological updates across the country.
By Nouhaila El Bouhli