COVID-19: 27 new cases confirmed in Morocco Tuesday, total stands at 170

COVID-19: 27 new cases confirmed in Morocco Tuesday, total stands at 170

In Morocco, Covid-19 has infected 170 people and killed 5, while 6 others recovered, according to the latest tally published on Tuesday afternoon by the Ministry of Health.

The Health department announced 27 new cases of the novel coronavirus this Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 170 as of 6 p.m.

The ministry also reported a new coronavirus-related death. The patient, who suffered from a pre-existing illness, is a 67-year-old Moroccan who contracted the virus in the Netherlands.

Breaking down the numbers, the ministry indicated that out of the total cases in Morocco, 97 came from abroad (57%) while 73 patients contracted the virus locally (43%).

At the level of regions, the ministry confirmed 42 cases in the Casablanca-Settat region, 40 in Rabat-Sale-Kenitra, 36 in Fez-Meknes, 22 in Marrakech-Safi, 11 in Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, seven in the Oriental region, six in Souss-Massa, and four in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region.

The regions of Draa-Tafilalet and Guelmim-Oued Noun recorded only one case each. Meanwhile, the southern regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra and Dakhla-Oued Eddahab remain safe from the pandemic with no confirmed cases.

The most infected city in the country is Casablanca with 41 confirmed cases. It is followed by Rabat (23 cases), Marrakech and Meknes (22 cases each), and Fez (14 cases).

In the city of Meknes, 15 of the 22 confirmed cases are tourists who recently arrived in Morocco from an Arab country on the same plane.

Globally, the number of confirmed cases exceeded this Tuesday 411,200, while the death toll stood at 18,295 and the recoveries numbered 107,199.

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