Morocco’s Covid-19 tally up 507 to 509,037


Morocco’s Covid-19 tally rose to 509,037 on Saturday as 507 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.

The death toll hit 8,988 with five new fatalities, while 358 people are in intensive care units, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health.

The total number of recoveries from Covid-19 in Morocco increased to 494,872 after 457 new ones were added, the statement said.

The Covid-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.8 per cent while the recovery rate is 97.2 per cent, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

Meanwhile, 4,723,635 people have received so far the first vaccine shot against Covid-19 in the country, and 4,217,485 people have received the second dose.

The North African country launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on January 28 after the arrival of the first shipment of China’s Sinopharm vaccines.