A total of 551 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus and 507 recoveries have been recorded in Morocco over the past 24 hours, the ministry of Health said Friday.

The number of people who have received the first dose of the vaccine is 9,810,963, while the number of people fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd doses) stands at 8,794,393, said the ministry in its daily bulletin on the situation of Covid-19.

The new cases bring to 528,731 the total number of infections since the first case was reported in March 2020, while the number of recovered individuals has risen to 515,537, representing a recovery rate of 97.5%.

As for the total number of deaths, it rose to 9,268 with 3 new cases recorded in the regions of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (2) and Casablanca-Settat (1).

The new cases of contamination were recorded in the regions of Casablanca-Settat (238), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (87), Marrakech-Safi (73), Souss-Massa (40), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (34), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (32), Fez-Meknes (21), the Eastern region (8), Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (7), Beni Mellal- Khenifra (5), Daraa-Tafilalet (5) and Guelmim-Oued Noun (1).

There are 3,926 active cases, while severe or critical cases have reached 207, including 4 under intubation and 104 under non-invasive ventilation.