Four hundred (400) new cases of infection with the new coronavirus and 324 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

The number of people who received the first dose of the vaccine reached 9,362,000, while those fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd doses) exceeded the 7 million mark (7,047,704), stressed the Ministry in its daily bulletin on the situation of Covid-19.

The new cases bring the total number of infections since the first case was reported in March 2020 to 523,165. The number of people who have recovered has increased to 510,623, representing a 97.6% recovery rate.

As for the total number of deaths, it rose to 9,202 with 10 new deaths recorded in the regions of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (6), Casablanca-Settat (2), Souss-Massa (1) and Fez-Meknes (1).

The new cases of contamination were recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (183), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (64), Marrakech-Safi (46), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (44), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (18), Souss-Massa (16), Fez-Meknes (10), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (8), the Eastern region (3), Beni Mellal-Khenifra (3), Draa-Tafilalet (3) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (2).

The number of active cases stands at 3,340, including 207 in a critical or severe condition.