A total of 439 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus and 445 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 of the vaccine reached 9,375,240 while those whom are fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd doses) amount to 8,118,241, the ministry said in its daily report on the Covid-19 situation.

The new cases of infection bring to 526,363 the total number of contaminations since the first case reported in March 2020. The number of people who have recovered has risen to 513,382, a recovery rate of 97.5%.

As for the total number of deaths, it rose to 9,237 with 4 new cases recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat, Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, Marrakech-Safi and Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima. New cases of contamination have been identified in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (179), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (72), Marrakech-Safi (70), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (32), Souss-Massa (30), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (16), Darâa-Tafilalet (13), Fez-Meknès (9), the eastern region (8), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (5), Béni Mellal-Khénifra (3) and Guélmim-Oued Noun (2).

The number of active cases is 3,744, while severe or critical cases have reached 202, including 3 placed under intubation and 105 under non-invasive ventilation.