Morocco’s coronavirus infections breach 6,000 mark
RABAT – Morocco’s confirmed coronavirus infections have broken past the 6,000 mark, the health ministry said on Sunday.
In a bulletin, the health ministry reported 153 additional cases, bringing the total to 6,063.
The North African country recorded two more deaths, increasing the total to 188 while 93 more patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 2,554.
The new cases have mainly been identified in the regions of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra, Fes-Meknes, Casablanca-Settat, Marrakech-Safi and Tanger-Tetouan Al Hoceima.
Five regions have not registered new cases in the past 24 hours, namely Draa-Tafilalet, the Oriental region, Guelmim-Oued Noun, Laayoune-Sakia Al Hamra, and Dakhla Oued Eddahab.
Regarding infections among children under the age of 14, of the 6,063 confirmed cases, 540 children were infected, representing a rate of 9%.
More than 93% of these children had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, while the cases in critical condition did not exceed 1.3%.
Morocco implemented a raft of preventive measures to contain the spread of the pandemic by closing most businesses and retail shops except grocery stores and supermarkets.
It granted a monthly allowance of $200 between March 15 and June 30 for those who have been furloughed by their employers in the private sector.