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              Morocco reports 242 new COVID-19 cases, 514,164 in total

              Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-12 01:13:34|Editor: huaxia
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              RABAT, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's COVID-19 tally rose to 514,164 on Tuesday as 242 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours.

              According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, the death toll rose to 9,083 with six new fatalities during the last 24 hours, while 225 people are in intensive care units.

              The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 501,404 after 258 new ones were added, the statement said.

              The COVID-19 fatality rate in Morocco stands at 1.8 percent while the recovery rate is 97.5 percent.

              Meanwhile, 5,903,593 people have received so far the first vaccine shot against COVID-19 in the country, and 4,414,056 people 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

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