1,325 new cases of Covid-19 contamination were confirmed in Morocco in 24 hours, bringing to 47,638 cases the total number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus, announced the Ministry of Health, this Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m.
The number of active patients has increased considerably in recent days. It now stands at 14,057.
The Ministry of Health recorded 32 deaths and 1,230 healings in 24 hours, bringing the official toll to 775 deaths and 32,806 remissions since the start of the epidemic in Morocco on March 2, 2020.
The total number of cases tested negative for Covid-19 after the results of laboratory analyzes amounts to 1,644,767, which brings the overall number of screening tests carried out in Morocco, since 1is March 2020, at 1.692.405.
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In the Maghreb, a leaden scree falls on Algeria where the authorities do not communicate the number of screening tests, which raises fears that the number of contaminations is much higher than the official figures. 411 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 09 deaths have been recorded during the last 24 hours in Algeria, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 40,258 and that of deaths to 1,411.
In Tunisia, 113 new cases, 3 deaths and 25 recoveries have been recorded over the past 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases stands at 2,427. The number of deaths caused by Covid-19 stands at 60, while 1,395 individuals have fully recovered.
In Mauritania, during the last 24 hours, 40 new cases of Covid-19, one death and 43 new healings have been recorded. In total, the country has, since the appearance of the first case of coronavirus, 6,829 cases, including 6,094 recoveries and 158 deaths.
The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has killed at least 787,918 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December, according to a report compiled by AFP from official sources Thursday at 11:00 GMT.
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More than 22,465,840 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 196 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic, of which at least 14,102,900 are now considered cured.
This number of cases diagnosed, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections. Some countries only test severe cases, others prioritize testing for tracing, and many poor countries have limited testing capacity.
On the day of Wednesday, 6,822 new deaths and 270,587 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries that have recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are the United States with 1,286 new deaths, Brazil (1,212) and India (977).
The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 173,193 deaths for 5,530,247 recorded cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. At least 1,925,049 people have been declared cured.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 111,100 deaths for 3,456,652 cases, Mexico with 58,481 deaths (537,031 cases), India with 53,866 deaths (2,836,925 cases) and the United Kingdom with 41,397 deaths (321,098 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, Belgium is the one that deplores the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 86 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Peru (81), Spain (62), the Kingdom United (61), and Italy (59).
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China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao) has officially counted a total of 84,895 cases (7 new between Wednesday and Thursday), including 4,634 deaths and 79,745 recoveries.
Latin America and the Caribbean had a total of 249,475 deaths for 6,412,017 cases on Thursday at 11 a.m.GMT, Europe 211,775 deaths (3,617,078 cases), the United States and Canada 182,276 deaths (5,653,583 cases), the Asia 83,886 deaths (4,241,726 cases), the Middle East 33,388 deaths (1,366,405 cases), Africa 26,622 deaths (1,148,455 cases) and Oceania 496 deaths (26,580 cases).
Due to corrections made by the authorities or late releases of data, the 24 hour increase figures may not exactly match those published the day before.