A total of 455 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and 335 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said Saturday.

The number of people who have received the first dose of the vaccine has reached 9,363,220, while 7,094,691 people are fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd doses), stressed the Ministry in its daily bulletin on the epidemiological situation.

The new cases bring the total number of infections since the first case was reported in March 2020 to 523,620. The number of people who have recovered stands at 510,958, representing a recovery rate of 97.6%.

As for the death toll, it rose to 9,207 with 5 new cases in the regions of Marrakech-Safi (2), Casablanca-Settat (1), Souss-Massa (1) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (1).

The new cases of contamination were recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (202), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (91), Souss-Massa (51), Marrakech-Safi (37), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (26), Draa-Tafilalet (26), Fez-Meknes (7), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (6), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (4), Guelmim-Oued Noun (3), the Eastern region (1) and Beni Mellal-Khenifra (1).

The number of active cases stands at 3,455, including 204 in a critical or severe condition.