Thu, 26 May 2022

RABAT, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Morocco on Wednesday registered the highest surge in COVID-19 cases in the last five months, with 9,355 new cases, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,068,941.

The fatalities rose to 15,025 with 13 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to Moroccan Ministry of Health.

The North African country had registered 8,216 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 21, 2021 at the peak of the delta variant. Data showed that COVID-19 cases in Morocco had since then declined sharply, before surging again at the first week of January 2022.

Meanwhile, a total of 24,626,900 people in Morocco have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while the number of fully vaccinated people (1st and 2nd doses) has reached 23,029,987, and 3,984,519 people have received the third booster shot.

Morocco launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on Jan. 28, 2021 after the arrival of the first shipment of China's Sinopharm vaccine.

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