RABAT, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's COVID-19 tally rose to 502,277 on Monday as 175 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, the death toll rose to 8,909 with nine new fatalities during the last 24 hours, while 424 people are in intensive care units.
The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 488,632 after 271 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, 4,486,628 people have received so far the first vaccine shot against COVID-19 in the country, and 4,148,610 people have received the second dose.
The North African country launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on Jan. 28 after the arrival of the first shipment of China's Sinopharm vaccines.