Morocco’s COVID-19 tally up 301 to 494,659

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A medical worker wearing protective equipment takes a swab sample from a student for a COVID-19 test in Rabat, Morocco, Jan. 12, 2021. Morocco on Tuesday reported 801 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of infections in the country since March 2 to 453,789. A campaign to detect the new variants of COVID-19 has been organized in middle and high schools across six regions in the country. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

Morocco’s COVID-19 tally rose to 494,659 on Sunday as 301 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.

A medical worker wearing protective equipment takes a swab sample from a student for a COVID-19 test in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

The death toll remained 8,798 as no death was recorded, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 482,352 after 268 new ones were added, while 427 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 97.5 percent.

Meanwhile, 4,302,183 people have received so far the first vaccine shot against COVID-19 in the country, and 3,332,292 people have received the second dose.

The North African country launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on Jan. 28 after the arrival of the first shipment of China’s Sinopharm vaccines.

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