Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health confirmed 162 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 5,873 as of 10 a.m. May 9.
While the number of new recoveries exceeded the number of newly-detected COVID-19 cases from May 2 until May 7, the rapid increase in recovered patients has lost some momentum in the last two days.
The ministry reported no new coronavirus-related death this morning. The death toll stands at 186.
The Casablanca-Settat and Marrakech-Safi regions have recorded the highest COVID-19 case counts, with 26.92% of the country’s total cases and 19.99% respectively.
The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (14.88%) and Fez-Meknes (13.77%) regions have similarly high numbers, followed by the Draa-Tafilalet (9.50%), Rabat-Sale-Kenitra (8.22%) and Oriental regions (2.98%).
Beni Mellal-Khenifra (1.77%), Souss-Massa (1.22%), and Guelmim-Oued Noun (0.73%) continue to show none or very few new cases in their daily case count.
The southern regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (0.07%), and Dakhla-Oued Ed Dahab (0.03%) have not recorded any new cases since early April and now have no active COVID-19 cases.
Since February, Moroccan laboratories performed 62,007 COVID-19 tests on suspected cases, including 56,134 that came back negative.