COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco

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COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationMorocco
First outbreakLombardy, Italy via Wuhan, China
Index caseCasablanca
Arrival date2 March 2020
(2 years, 5 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases1,263,700 (17 August 2022)[1] Edit this on Wikidata
Recovered930,236 (15 November 2021)[2] Edit this on Wikidata
Deaths
16,269 (17 August 2022)[1] Edit this on Wikidata
Government website
covidmaroc.ma

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Morocco on 2 March 2020, when the first case COVID-19 case was confirmed in Casablanca. It involved a Moroccan living in Bergamo, Italy who arrived from Italy on 27 February 2020.

A second case was confirmed later that same day involving an 89-year-old woman Moroccan living in Italy who had returned to Morocco on 25 February 2020 from Bologna, Italy. She subsequently died on 10 March 2020.[3]

After the two cases confirmed on 2 March 2020, a third case was confirmed on 10 March 2020, a French tourist who arrived in Marrakesh. On 11 March 2020, it was announced that the wife and daughter of the French tourist also tested positive, bringing the total cases to 5.[4]

On 13 March, the government decided to shut down all schools, effective March 16 until further notice.[5]

Morocco declared a state of medical emergency on 19 March 2020, to take effect on 20 March 2020 at 6:00 pm local time and to remain in effect until April 20, 2020 with possibility to extend for a longer period.[6][7]

Timeline[change | change source]

Date Total Ref
Cases Recoveries Deaths
March 2020 617 24 36
April 2020 4,423 984 170
May 2020 7,807 5,459 205
June 2020 12,533 8,920 228
July 2020 24,322 17,658 353
August 2020 62,590 47,595 1,141
September 2020 121,183 2,152
October 2020 219,084 181,275 3,695
November 2020 356,336 305,291 5,846
December 2020 439,193 407,504 7,388
January 2021 471,157 449,160 8,275
February 2021 483,654 469,046 8,623
March 2021 496,097 483,363 8,818
April 2021 511,249 497,651 9,023
May 2021 519,216 507,125 9,147
June 2021 531,361 517,576 9,296
July 2021 623,528 561,930 9,785
August 2021 860,948 793,607 12,649
September 2021 933,071 906,160 14,267
October 2021 946,145 926,433 14,668
November 2021 949,917 932,291 14,776
December 2021 963,062 940,193 14,849 [a]
January 2022 1,132,716 1,076,471 15,400
February 2022 1,160,975 1,140,720 15,988
March 2022 1,163,274 1,146,563 16,060
April 2022 1,164,953 1,148,474 16,069 [9]
May 2022 1,168,303 1,150,599 16,076 [10]
June 2022 1,216,909 1,175,362 16,109 [11]
July 2022 1,260,978 1,240,118 16,237 [12]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Morocco's first case of the Omicron variant was reported on 15 December.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19; An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time; retrieved: 19 August 2022.
  2. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/morocco/; retrieved: 15 November 2021.
  3. "Le Matin - Le Maroc annonce le premier cas de décès du nouveau coronavirus" [Morning - Morocco announces first case of death from new coronavirus]. Le Matin (in French). Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  4. "Two New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Reported in Morocco". Maghreb Arabe Press. 11 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. "Courses Suspended in Morocco from March 16 Until Further Notice". Maghreb Arabe Press. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  6. News, Morocco World (2020-03-19). "COVID-19: Morocco Declares State of Emergency". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  7. "إعلان حالة الطوارئ الصحية وتقييد الحركة في البلاد". MapTanger (in Arabic). 2020-03-19. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  8. Majdoub, Khalid (15 December 2021). "Morocco confirms 1st case of omicron variant". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 18 December 2021.
  9. "Bulletin quotidien COVID-19" (PDF) (in French). Ministry of Health and Social Protection. 30 April 2022. p. 1. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  10. "Bulletin quotidien COVID-19" (PDF) (in French). Ministry of Health and Social Protection. 31 May 2022. p. 1. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  11. "Bulletin quotidien COVID-19" (PDF) (in French). Ministry of Health and Social Protection. 30 June 2022. p. 1. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  12. "Outbreak brief 133: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic". Africa CDC. 2 August 2022. p. 4. Retrieved 15 August 2022.