COVID-19: Morocco vaccination hits 7.6 million
London, May 24, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Morocco has vaccinated 7,635,674 Moroccan citizens and residents against COVID-19, as of Sunday, May 23.
The national vaccination campaign against the pandemic seeks to reach at least 33 million Moroccans in order to achieve herd immunity in the country.
Around 4,831,397 people already received their second dose of the vaccine.
As the Ministry of Health is focused on the vaccination campaign, the number of daily tests for COVID-19 appears to be decreasing. In the past 24 hours, health authorities recorded 211 new COVID-19 cases from 8,290 tests conducted.
The numbers bring the total figures of Morocco’s confirmed COVID-19 cases to 517,023. Since the start of the outbreak in March 2020, Moroccan health authorities have conducted a total of 5,930, 826 tests for COVID-19.
In the past 24 hours, the health ministry also announced 178 new recoveries from COVID-19 and three coronavirus-related deaths.
The total number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Morocco currently stands at 505,228, marking a 97.7% national recovery rate. The number of deaths, meanwhile, stands at 9,122, maintaining a national fatality rate of 1.8%.
Morocco now counts 2,673 active COVID-19 cases, including 160 in severe or critical condition.
Regional distribution of new COVID-19 cases
Casablanca-Settat remains the region with the most COVID-19 cases. It recorded 120 new cases in the past 24 hours and three deaths.
Marrakech-Safi comes second (24 cases), followed by Rabat-Sale Kenitra (19 cases), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (15 cases), Souss-Massa (15 cases, Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab (six cases), Draa-Tafilalet (six cases), Laayoune Sakia El Hamra (four cases), and Oriental (two cases).