Morocco registered 70 new coronavirus fatalities and 3,790 new infections on Saturday, the highest increase in infection rates last week.
In an official statement, the Ministry of Health said that a total of 3,350 patients had recovered from the virus “in the last 24 hours”.
“There are 814 patients with severe symptoms,” the ministry noted, adding that a total of 69 were “under intubation, while 468 are under non-invasive ventilation.”
The ministry pointed out that the figures from Saturday had marked a 50 per cent rise in the death toll from the virus and a 16 per cent increase in the number of infections compared to the previous day. On Friday, the ministry reported 53 fatalities and confirmed 3,256 new cases of the virus.
There are a total of 219,084 people contracted coronavirus in Morocco, 3,695 of whom have died, and 181,275 others recovered, according to the US’ Worldometer.