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COVID-19: 28 New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed, 143 Total Cases

Twenty-eight (28) new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Morocco since Sunday, bringing to 143 the total number of positive cases tested in the laboratory, announced on Monday the director of epidemiology and fight against diseases at the Ministry of Health, Mohamed El Youbi.

To date, the number of deaths due to the virus has risen to four, including two in the Casablanca-Settat region, one in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra and another in Béni Mellal-Khénifra, said Mr. El Youbi in a statement retransmitted by MAP on its channel M24 and RIM RADIO, adding that five people infected with the virus have recovered.

The official also indicated that out of a total of 2,798 people placed under medical surveillance as part of the epidemiological watch plan, 643 cases were excluded following negative tests carried out in the laboratory. In addition, 2,117 are still under health control, while 582 others have completed the surveillance period, noted the director, noting that 22 contacts were tested positive.

In terms of regional distribution, Fès-Meknès leads the regions affected by the virus with 35 cases, followed by Casablanca-Settat (34) and Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (32).

Then come the Marrakech-Safi region with 15 cases, Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceima 09 cases, the Oriental 07, Souss-Massa (06), Beni Mellal-Khenifra (03), only one case in the Draa- region Tafilalet and the Guelmim-Oued Noun region.

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