Morocco’s COVID-19 tally rises to 479,579, 508 new cases

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RABAT, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Morocco’s COVID-19 tally rose to 479,579 on Wednesday as 508 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, the death toll mounted to 8,517 as 13 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 461,466 after 838 new ones were added, while 419 people are in intensive care units, the statement said.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.8 percent while the recovery rate is 96.2 percent.

Meanwhile, 2,081,013 people have been vaccinated so far against COVID-19 in the country.

Morocco received on Tuesday another 500,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

The North African country launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on Jan. 28 after the arrival of the first shipment of the Chinese coronavirus vaccine. Enditem

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