COVID-19 Cases Continue to Drop in Morocco

By Rabat - Asharq Al-Awsat
People wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, during a national coronavirus vaccination campaign, in Sale, Morocco January 29, 2021. (Reuters)

Morocco has been witnessing a steady decline in COVID-19 cases for five straight weeks, Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Head of the department of communicable diseases, Abdelkrim Meziane Bellefquih warned however, that high numbers of critical cases and deaths continue to be recorded.

During a bimonthly briefing on the outbreak in the country, he said infections fell from 42,424 cases per week recorded at the end of August to 20,562 last week, a decrease of 52 percent.

“The number of critical cases fell by 30 percent, from 2,537 two weeks ago to 1,764 until Monday while the occupancy rate of beds dedicated to critical cases rose from 50 percent to 33 percent during the same period,” he added.

Tackling the COVID-19 vaccination process, Meziane Bellefquih stressed Morocco has administered over 36 million injections, calling for the strictest compliance to preventive measures and for more people to sign up to receive the jab.

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