Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health recorded 3,763 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country’s total number of confirmed infections to 170,911.
This is the highest number of COVID-19 infections that the Ministry of Health has recorded in a single day since the onset of the pandemic. The country’s previous daily record was that of Yesterday with 3,498 new cases.
The country also reported another 2,392 COVID-19 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
Morocco’s total number of recovered COVID-19 carriers is now 141,381. The national recovery rate is 82.7%.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health counted 60 more COVID-19-related fatalities, bringing the death toll to 2,878. The mortality rate is now 1.7%. This is the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in 24 hours.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Morocco stands at 26,652 as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 17.
Morocco counts 523 patients with severe symptoms, including 38 of today’s newly-identified patients. Approximately 52 are under artificial respiration.
The ministry said that the occupancy rate of intensive care beds dedicated to COVID-19 patients is currently at 26%.
Health authorities in Morocco excluded 20,237 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Approximately 2,846,577 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic broke out in Morocco on March 2.
COVID-19’s geographic distribution throughout Morocco
Health authorities in the Casablanca-Settat region confirmed 1,809 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, in addition to 30 fatalities.
Casablanca-Settat has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities of any region in Morocco.
The Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region confirmed 475 new cases. Rabat-Sale-Kenitra also recorded six additional deaths.
The Oriental region registered 358 new cases and six COVID-19-related deaths.
The region of Souss-Massa followed in today’s case numbers, recording 265 new cases and two new fatalities.
The region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima confirmed 261 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.
The Beni Mellal-Khenifra region reported 189 new cases and five more fatalities.
The Marrakech-Safi region confirmed 178 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.
The region of Draa-Tafilalet confirmed 77 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death.
The region of Fez-Meknes confirmed 62 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths.
Meanwhile, the regions of Guelmim-Oued Noun (43 new cases), Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (41) and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab (5) recorded no new fatalities.