Thu, 23 Sep 2021

RABAT, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Thursday 1,402 new COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload in the North African country to 567,758.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 538,370 after 1,744 more were added.

The death toll rose to 9,517 with 19 new fatalities reported during the last 24 hours, while 493 people were in intensive care units.

Meanwhile, a total of 11,568,127 people have received so far the first vaccine shot against COVID-19 in the country, with 9,739,655 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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