Low viral circulation in the Kingdom

The epidemiological situation of Covid-19 seems to be stabilizing. Commenting on the epidemiological situation in the country, Dr Mouad Merabet, coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, described it as “stable” with a “ low viral circulation” throughout the national territory.

Thus, in the 7th week of the 3rd inter-wave period, Dr Mouad Merabet indicated, in his comment posted on LinkedIn, that after 2 weeks of discreet increase, a drop in new contaminations is noted during the last two weeks, with a Weekly Change of -8.7% then -30.4%.

In this sense, he indicated that the weekly positivity rate has decreased this past week from 1.3% to 0.9%, while the Effective Reproduction Rate (Rt) on April 17 is 0.90 ( +/- 0.05)

In addition, the number of weekly deaths over the past two weeks is the lowest since the start of the pandemic in Morocco, he added, noting that eleven new cases of severe Covidosis were recorded during week 11-17/ 04/2022, and 14 patients left intensive care and intensive care units after their clinical condition improved.

And to conclude that the data from the national genomic monitoring consortium show that the VOC Omicron is the variant circulating in Morocco with 49% BA.2, 46% BA.1, 5% other sub-variants.



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