It is a fact, Dame Covid continues to show in the Kingdom like never before. Infections and especially, deaths, have continued to multiply for a month and a half and the appearance of the Delta variant. To date, despite the Executive having extended the curfew hours (ban on leaving, except in emergencies and special cases, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., against 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.) and prohibited travel to or from from the cities of Casablanca, Marrakech and Agadir, the brazen virus is making its butter as if nothing had happened, thus confirming a new epidemic wave of Covid-19 more fatal than its previous ones.
We may impose travel restrictions, ban, organize funerals, wedding ceremonies, party, gathering of more than 25 people, as well as a gauge of 50% of the capacity of public transport or cafes and restaurants, nothing helps, the spread is inexorable and it is far from diminishing. Indeed, the consequences of Eid El Adha are hardly felt. As for those of the summer holidays, it is better not to think about it for the moment, it will surely not smell good at their end. The beaches are crowded, social distancing is not respected, masks are put more on the neck, the elbow than the face and we move forward without fear of these carelessness and laxity, we will say, massive or collectively, we will run towards an unprecedented disaster. This manifest lack of civic-mindedness is rotting all the efforts made to date to fight against a scourge which is eating away at the planet and insolently our country at present.
The Kingdom in the case even sees its unparalleled vaccination campaign in Africa and which it prides itself on being mortgaged. However, a third of its 36 million inhabitants are fully vaccinated, but let it be said that collective immunity is still far from within reach and at this rate and this way of being, at the end of November. becomes just one of the most optimistic dates. On the mainland, the average is 5%. Morocco has always been one of the countries with the strictest decisions since the start of the pandemic and it is close to the big nations in its good management of the health crisis. Unfortunately, the outbreak of infections is here, putting the worst of it on our heads. Spectacular, it has multiplied by twenty the daily flows since the beginning of mid-June.
Of this wave, larger and more worrying than its predecessors. The daily flow of morbidity has also increased fifteen-fold. Seventy-two people died from Covid in Morocco on Thursday, 76 the next day on Friday and 92 on Saturday. The grim record of 78 deaths one day at the end of October 2020 only becomes a distant memory. We can safely say that resuscitation services are starting to saturate, without being dramatically, in view of the number of patients admitted daily to intensive care units which doubled between Tuesday and Saturday, in some cities.
Yesterday Saturday, the national coronavirus contamination report reported 10,609 contaminations in 24 hours of 6,473 new healings, and 92 new deaths. MoroccoLatestNews’s watch and monitoring platform, www.moroccolatestnews.com, detailed that Morocco had this Saturday, August 7, 2021, 687,292 confirmed cases, 10,255 deaths (i.e. a mortality rate of 1.5%) , 605,431 cures, a total of 7,265,272 tests (an increase of 47,141), and 71,606 cases under treatment, of which 1,544 were in serious condition (46 under intubation). In addition, 15,037,701 people had received a first dose of the vaccine since the launch of the campaign while 10,896,199 were on the second dose, according to the health ministry.