A total of 10,828 new cases of coronavirus infection (Covid-19) and 7,778 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours, the ministry of Health said on Thursday.

The number of people who got the first shot is 16,034,986, while that of fully vaccinated people (1st and 2nd doses) amounts to 11,299,174, the ministry said in its daily report on the Covid-19 situation.

The new figure brings to 731,084 the total number of contaminations since the first case reported in Morocco in March 2020. The number of people who have recovered has risen to 639,534, a recovery rate of 87.5%. The new contaminations were identified in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (3.613), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (1.208), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (1.139), Souss-Massa (989), Marrakech-Safi (866), the eastern region (740), Drâa-Tafilalet (698), Beni Mellal-Khénifra (531), Fez-Meknès (390), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (281), Guelmim-Oued Noun (242) and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (131).

As for deaths, their total number rose to 10,711 (fatality rate of 1.5%), with 104 new cases recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (23), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (16), Beni Mellal-Khénifra (13), Marrakech-Safi (12), Souss-Massa (11), Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima (7), the eastern region (7), Drâa-Tafilalet (7), Fez-Meknès (6), Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra (1) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (1).

The number of active cases is 80,839, while severe or critical cases reached 1,895, 66 of which are placed under intubation.