Morocco reports 122 new COVID-19 cases


The Moroccan Health Ministry on Thursday announced 122 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in the country to 3,568.

Meanwhile, 155 people have died from the novel coronavirus while 456 have recovered after 39 recoveries were added, said Mohamed El Youbi, director of epidemiology at the ministry, at his daily briefing.

Casablanca has remained the worst-hit region with 942 cases, followed by Marrakech-Safi with 772, Fez-Meknes with 492, and Tangier with 491.

Morocco extended on April 18 the state of health emergency until May 20, as part of strengthening preventive measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Although strict measures have been adopted, many infections of COVID-19 have recently appeared in the industrial units and markets.

The General Delegation for Prison Administration said on Thursday that 133 inmates were infected with the novel coronavirus at the local prison of Ouarzazate in central Morocco.

All detainees who tested positive have been isolated in a special ward, where they will be subject to the treatment protocol adopted by the authorities, it added.

In another prison in the city of Ksar El Kebir in the north, tests of the inmates revealed one detainee with infection, who was received treatment at the hospital, the statement said. Enditem

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