Four hundred and sixty-eight (468) new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus and 390 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours, while nearly 7.9 million people have been fully vaccinated, the ministry of Health said Thursday.

The number of people who received the first dose of the vaccine reached 9,372,198, while 7,889,708 people were fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd doses), said the ministry in its daily bulletin on the situation of Covid-19.

The new cases bring to 525,443 the total number of infections since the first case was reported in March 2020. The number of people who have recovered has risen to 512,487, representing a recovery rate of 97.5%.

As for the total number of deaths, it rose to 9,225, with four new fatalities recorded in the regions of Beni Mellal-Khenifra (2), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (1) and Fez-Meknes (1).

The new cases of contamination were recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (216), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (82), Marrakech-Safi (41), Souss-Massa (40), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (25), Fez-Meknes (13), Daraa-Tafilalet (13), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (11), the Eastern region (11), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (9), Beni Mellal-Khenifra (4), Guelmim-Oued Noun (3).

The number of active cases stands at 3,731, including 187 in a critical or severe condition.