Morocco has confirmed 219 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, while 260 Covid-19 patients have recovered, the ministry of Health said on Monday.

The number of people vaccinated to date (1st dose) has reached 9,908,882 while 8,954,030 people have been fully vaccinated (1st and second dose), the ministry pointed out in its daily COVID-19 bulletin.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported since the start of the outbreak of the virus rises to 529,895 while the number of recoveries increases to 516,529 which corresponds to a recovery rate of 97.5%.

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths rises to 9,279, with six new cases recorded in the past day in the regions of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (2), Fez-Meknes (1), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (2) and Daraa-Tafilalet (1), the ministry said, noting that the fatality rate reaches 1.8%. The new COVID-19 cases were reported in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (74), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (42), Marrakech-Safi (23), Souss-Massa (22), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (16), Fez-Meknes (14), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (10), Daraa-Tafilalet (7), the Oriental (7), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (2) and Beni Mellal- Khenifra (2).

The number of active cases stands at 4,083 including 217 in a critical or severe condition, the ministry added.