Four hundred and eighty-one (481) new cases of infection with the new coronavirus and 450 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco in the last 24 hours, while more than 8 million people have been fully vaccinated, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

The number of people who received the first dose of the vaccine reached 9,374,710, while 8,057,159 people were fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd doses), the ministry said in its daily report on the Covid-19 situation.

The new cases of infection bring to 525,924 the total number of contaminations since the first case reported in March 2020. The number of recovered people has increased to 512,937, a recovery rate of 97.5%.

As for the total number of deaths, it rose to 9,233, with eight new cases recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (4) and Souss-Massa, Fez-Meknes, the eastern region and Darâa-Tafilalet.

New cases of contamination were identified in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (236), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (71), Marrakech-Safi (51), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (32), Souss-Massa (36), Fez-Meknes (16), Beni Mellal-Khénifra (9), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (8), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (8), the eastern region (7), Guelmim-Oued Noun (4) and Darâa-Tafilalet (3).

There are 3,754 active cases, while severe or critical cases have reached 198, including two under intubation and 99 under non-invasive ventilation.