Thu, 15 Apr 2021

RABAT, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's COVID-19 tally rose to 499,025 on Tuesday after 696 new cases were registered in the North African country during the past 24 hours.

According to a statement by the ministry of health, the death toll rose to 8,865 with eight new fatalities added during the last 24 hours, while 442 people are in intensive care units.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 485,708 after 546 new ones were added, the statement said.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.8 percent while the recovery rate is 97.3 percent.

Meanwhile, 4,382,917 people have received so far the first vaccine shots against COVID-19 in the country, and 3,992,324 people have received the second doses.

Morocco launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on Jan. 28 after the arrival of the first shipment of China's Sinopharm vaccines.

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