In the past 24 hours, Morocco has recorded 27 new deaths from Covid-19. Since the start of the pandemic, the virus has killed 1,011 people, maintaining the case fatality rate at 1.77%. The deaths of these 24 hours are distributed as follows: 8 in Casablanca, 3 in Marrakech, 3 in Fès, 2 in Sefrou, 2 in Tangier, 1 death in Meknes, 1 death in Chefchaouen, Tétouan, Chichaoua, Agadir, Inzigan Ait- Melloul, Oujda-Angad, Beni-Mellal, and Tinghir.
The new contaminations affected 1,221 people, bringing the total number of contamination to 57,085 since the start of the pandemic. The largest number of cases was recorded in Casablanca (306), Marrakech (126), Fès (77), Agadir (52), Tangier (41), and El Jadida (39). Recoveries are on the rise with 1315 new cases. In total, 41,901 people have fully recovered, bringing the recovery rate to 73.4%.
Note that in the space of 23 days (from 1 st to August 23), Morocco has seen an explosion of deaths and contamination. Thus, during this period of time, 535 deaths were recorded, or 60% of the total deaths. Contamination increased by 54%, bringing the infection rate to 77 per 100,000 people.
The deterioration of the epidemiological situation pushed Morocco in the ranking of the most infected country in the world (49 th place). At the continental level, Morocco now ranks 3 rd after South Africa and Egypt.