Morocco's COVID-19 tally rises to 485,147

2021-03-04 21:56:23 GMT2021-03-05 05:56:23(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

RABAT, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's COVID-19 tally rose to 485,147 on Thursday as 394 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.

The death toll mounted to 8,669 as 16 more patients died in the last 24 hours, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 470,933 after 508 new ones were added, while 374 people were in intensive care units, the statement said.

The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.8 percent while the recovery rate is 97.1 percent.

Meanwhile, 3,820,097 people have received so far the first vaccine shot in the country, and 413,032 people have 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. Enditem