Five hundred (500) new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus and 303 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours, while nearly 7.7 million people have been fully vaccinated, the ministry of Health said Wednesday.

The number of people who received the first dose of the vaccine reached 9,369,489, while 7,683,878 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 524,975 the total number of infections since the first case was reported in March 2020. The number of people who have recovered has risen to 512,097, representing a recovery rate of 97.5%.

As for the total number of deaths, it rose to 9,221, with four new cases recorded in the regions of Souss-Massa, Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, Fez-Meknes and Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra.

The new cases of contamination were recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (251), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (77), Marrakech-Safi (43), Souss-Massa (42), Daraa-Tafilalet (20), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (19), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (19), Fez-Meknes (14), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (8), the Eastern region (4) and Beni Mellal-Khenifra (3).

The number of active cases stands at 3,657, including 192 in a critical or severe condition.