A total of 270 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus and 168 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.

The number of people who received the first dose of the vaccine reached 9,363,220 while the number of fully vaccinated people (1st and 2nd doses) exceeded the 7 million mark (7,094,691), stressed the Ministry in its daily bulletin on the situation of Covid-19.

The new cases bring to 523,890 the total number of infections since the first case was reported in March 2020. The number of people who have recovered has increased to 511,126, representing a recovery rate of 97.6%.

As for the total number of fatalities, it rose to 9,211 with 4 new deaths recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (2), Fez-Meknes and Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (1).

The new cases were recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (104), Marrakech-Safi (47), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (37), Souss-Massa (25), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (14) Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (14), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (10), Fez-Meknes (7), Daraa-Tafilalet (5), the Eastern region (5) and Beni Mellal-Khenifra (2).

The number of active cases stands at 3,553, including 211 in a critical or severe condition.