Thu, 23 Sep 2021

RABAT, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's Health Ministry reported on Tuesday 3,631 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the North African country to 562,416.

The number of positive cases has significantly increased by 91 percent during the period from July 6 to 19, the ministry said, adding the recent hike indicated that Morocco's pandemic has entered a new stage.

Active cases, which stood at 5,535 two weeks ago, have risen to 15,253, the ministry said.

The death toll rose to 9,486 with 20 new fatalities reported during the last 24 hours, while 551 people were in intensive care units, it added.

Meanwhile, a total of 11,555,970 people have received so far the first vaccine shot against COVID-19, 9,736,641 of whom having 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.

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