COVID-19: Morocco records 42 fatalities in 24 hours, highest death count since start of pandemic

COVID-19: Morocco records 42 fatalities in 24 hours, highest death count since start of pandemic

Morocco recorded in 24 hours, between Thursday and Friday, 42 fatalities, which is the highest daily death count since the virus was first detected in the country on March 2.

The new tally brings the death toll to 817, with the mortality rate standing at 1.7%.

The figures were announced by the Moroccan Ministry of Health, which also reported 1,609 new COVID-19 cases, which bring the total number of confirmed cases in Morocco to 49,247.

Some 196 COVID-19 patients are considered to be in serious or critical condition, including 76 under artificial respiration.

Morocco also reported an additional 1,393 recoveries from COVID-19, the Ministry said. This is the highest daily number of COVID-19 recoveries Morocco has witnessed since the beginning of the outbreak. The total number of recovered carriers now stands at 34,199. The country has a recovery rate of 69.4%.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 14,231 as of 6 p.m. on Friday, August 21.

Moroccan health authorities excluded 20,569 suspected COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Approximately 1,665,336 suspected COVID-19 carriers have tested negative for the virus since the pandemic reached Morocco on March 2.

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