Over 17 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Morocco

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A medical worker administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a recipient in Rabat, Morocco, on August 31, 2021./Chadi/Xinhua
A medical worker administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a recipient in Rabat, Morocco, on August 31, 2021. /Xinhua

The total number of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Morocco reached 17,057,066, the Moroccan Ministry of Health on Wednesday said in a statement.

So far, a total of 20,561,862 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Morocco, said the statement.

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

Meanwhile, Morocco’s tally of COVID-19 infections rose to 910,991 as 2,642 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, while the total recoveries increased by 3,240 to 869,304, the statement said.

The death toll from the coronavirus in Morocco rose by 46 to 13,729, while 1,681 people remained in intensive care units, it added.

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