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