A total of 2,853 new cases of coronavirus infection (Covid-19) and 948 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday. The number of people who received the first dose is 11,213,841, while that of fully vaccinated people (1st and 2nd doses) stands at 9,619,727, the ministry said in its daily report on the Covid-19 situation.

The new figure brings to 555,488 the total number of contaminations since the first case reported in Morocco in March 2020. The number of people who have recovered has risen to 530,801, a recovery rate of 95.6%.

As for deaths, their total number rose to 9,434 (fatality rate of 1.7%), with seven new cases recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (2), Souss-Massa (2), Marrakech-Safi (2) and Fez-Meknes (1).

The new contaminations were identified in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (1.191), Souss-Massa (520), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (459), Marrakech-Safi (284), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (118), Fez-Meknes (65), the eastern region (65), Beni Mellal-Khénifra (44), Drâa-Tafilalet (42), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (28), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (24) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (13).

There are 15,253 active cases, while severe or critical cases have reached 481, including 18 under intubation.