The Ministry of Health and Social Protection stressed on Tuesday the need to maintain the stability of the epidemiological situation in Morocco, which remains “under control” throughout the national territory, in light of a weekly increase Covid-19 infections globally for the first time in five weeks.
“The spread of the new coronavirus remains low in all regions of the Kingdom, where a considerable drop in infections has been recorded for the seventh consecutive week”it was said in the bimonthly report on the epidemic situation (February 28/March 14, 2022), presented by the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations, Mouad Mrabet.
A total of 450 new cases were recorded last week, a drop of 40% compared to the week before, said the same official, noting that the rapid decline in contaminations was accompanied by a sharp drop in the rate. of test positivity, which stood at 0.8%, the lowest rate since the beginning of community circulation of the virus in Morocco.
While noting the recording of a reproduction index at less than 1 for 52 days, Mr. Mrabet reported a considerable drop in the number of serious cases in intensive care units for the sixth consecutive week, with 63 patients. last week, while 83 others left after their condition improved.
Deaths, too, continued to see a significant drop, with 22 cases in the past week, down 44% from the week before, it continued.
As for the national vaccination campaign, the rate of people who took the first dose reached 67.5%, against 63.4% for those who received the second dose, while 16.3% received the dose. booster, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
Mouad Mrabet reiterated the appeal of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection to all citizens to continue the rapid and massive adherence to the national vaccination campaign by receiving the three doses of the vaccine.