Morocco has recorded 162 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, according to the Health and Social Protection Ministry, with 134 COVID-19 patients totally healed during the same time.

The Ministry of Health briefed that a total of 24,829,942 individuals have gotten the initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while the figure of fully vaccinated persons (that is those that have received first and second doses) has surpassed 23,310,675. The ministry also mentioned in its daily COVID-19 bulletin that 6,410,684 have taken the third jab.

Also, there have been 1,167,894 COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic, while 1,150,307 persons have recovered so far. This amounts to a recovery rate of 98.5 percent.

The new COVID-19 infections were registered in Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (01), Fez-Meknes (4), the Oriental (6), Souss-Massa (11), Marrakech-Safi (25), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (43), and Casablanca-Settat (72).

For coronavirus-linked deaths, the number has steadied at 16,076 (1.4 percent annual mortality rate), with no new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The number of active cases has risen to 1,511, with two severe or critical infections reported in the last 24 hours.

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