A "stable" situation in Morocco, despite the summer and the influx of MREs

While Morocco began its fourth wave of community transmission at the end of June, the country is now experiencing a stabilization of its epidemiological situation, despite the summer season and the influx of MREs.

For nearly two weeks already, the Kingdom has not exceeded 100 positive Covid-19 cases per day, which denotes a low rate of infection, with a few serious cases admitted to intensive care every 24 hours, while deaths observe a slight drop.

As of Monday August 8, Morocco has identified 74 active cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, only 2 deaths and 9 new cases admitted to REA for a national total of 61 severe cases, while 15 cases are under artificial respiration and 4 others under intubation. The REA bed occupancy rate therefore stands at 1.2%, which is reassuring and demonstrates that the country has successfully managed the fourth wave.

Indeed, the current figures reveal that the health authorities have the epidemiological situation under control, despite the great mobility of Moroccans during the summer holidays and the influx of migrants and the Moroccan community residing abroad.

But despite a return to normal life observed in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection still insists on the administration of a fourth booster dose of the anti-covid-19 vaccine for the elderly and vulnerable categories in order to provide protection against this virus.

Virologist and member of the scientific committee for anti-covid-19 vaccination, Pr. Moulay Mustapha Ennaji, confirmed that Morocco is at the heart of the fourth wave, noting that “ the rate of severe cases has dropped significantly recently, meaning the country will return to normal life without health restrictions or precautionary measures “.

In a statement to MoroccoLatestNewsthe virologist pointed out that “ the arrival of MREs in the country has not affected the evolution of the epidemiological situation “, noting that” the effectiveness of the measures taken two months ago has been proven today “.

The fatality rate in Morocco does not exceed 1% “, a stable figure, according to Pr. Ennaji, in comparison with the international epidemiological situation.

Thus, the specialist estimated that “ the health evolution is not linked to the movement of individuals and carriers of the virus, but rather to what extent the State is ready to face the epidemic waves whose characteristics may appear at the end of the current wave “.

In this sense, he revealed that ” 76% of people who died from Covid were not vaccinated, while 26% were vaccinated at the third dose and did not respect the time interval between doses”, noting that these “are part of the weak and fragile groups “.

To conclude, Pr. Ennaji returned to the importance of anti-covid vaccination, which he assures, “protects not only against infection, but even against the risk of death “.

In this sense, he deplored the ” low demand for fourth booster dose “.

Indeed, since its launch at the beginning of July, only 30,215 people have benefited from the D4, against 6,705,951 beneficiaries from the D3, 23,372,022 from the D2, and 24,881,011 from the D1.

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