Drop in REA bed occupancy rate to 0.5%

The occupancy rate of intensive care beds stood at 0.5% on Thursday August 18. In just 24 hours, 1 new severe case was admitted to intensive care, bringing the national total to 25 critical cases. There are 7 cases under artificial respiration nationwide, while 3 new intubated cases have been identified in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Health said in its daily epidemiological report.

The number of new tests carried out in 24 hours reached 7,133 for a national total of 12,366,321 tests carried out since the start of the pandemic. In addition, Morocco has not recorded any deaths due to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. The national total of deaths therefore remains stable at 16,269, while the fatality rate stands at 1.29% this Thursday.

Morocco has also recorded 97 recoveries, bringing the national total since the start of the pandemic to 1,246,695 remissions. The recovery rate stands at 98.65% this Thursday, while the total number of active cases stands at 815 cases (0.06%).

In addition, and as indicated by the MoroccoLatestNews monitoring and monitoring platform, www.moroccolatestnews.com, the Kingdom has identified during the past 24 hours, 79 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, bringing the national total of contaminations proven to 1,263,779 cases.

With regard to vaccination, the number of beneficiaries of the first dose of the vaccine since the start of the national campaign reached 24,887,005, with 23,378,723 beneficiaries of the two doses, 6,731,469 benefited from the third dose of the vaccine while 35,386 benefited from the 4th booster dose, reports the department of Khalid Ait Taleb.

The Ministry of Health thus invites citizens to respect the rules of hygiene and health safety as well as the preventive measures taken by the Moroccan authorities by showing responsibility and patriotism.


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