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
(1 year, 10 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases1,048,653 (16 January 2022)[1] Edit this on Wikidata
Recovered930,236 (15 November 2021)[2] Edit this on Wikidata
Deaths
14,976 (16 January 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]

  • March 2020: the total number of confirmed cases was 617, of which 24 recoveries and 36 deaths.
  • April 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 4,423, of which 984 recoveries and 170 deaths.
  • May 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 7,807, of which 5,459 recoveries and 205 deaths.
  • June 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 12,533, of which 8,920 recoveries and 228 deaths.
  • July 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 24,322, of which 17,658 recoveries and 353 deaths.
  • August 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 62,590, of which 47,595 recoveries and 1,141 deaths.
  • September 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 121,183, of 2,152 deaths.
  • October 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 219,084, of which 181,275 recoveries and 3,695 deaths.
  • November 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 356,336, of which 305,291 recoveries and 5,846 deaths.
  • December 2020: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 439,193, of which 407,504 recoveries and 7,388 deaths.
  • January 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 471,157, of which 449,160 recoveries and 8,275 deaths.
  • February 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 483,654, of which 469,046 recoveries and 8,623 deaths.
  • March 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 496,097, of which 483,363 recoveries and 8,818 deaths.
  • April 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 511,249, of which 497,651 recoveries and 9,023 deaths.
  • May 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 519,216, of which 507,125 recoveries and 9,147 deaths.
  • June 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 531,361, of which 517,576 recoveries and 9,296 deaths.
  • July 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 623,528, of which 561,930 recoveries and 9,785 deaths.
  • August 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 860,948, of which 793,607 recoveries and 12,649 deaths.
  • September 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 933,071, of which 906,160 recoveries and 14,267 deaths.
  • October 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 946,145, of which 926,433 recoveries and 14,668 deaths.
  • November 2021: the total number of confirmed cases rose to 949,917, of which 932,291 recoveries and 14,776 deaths.
  • December 2021: Morocco's first case of the Omicron Chinese was reported on 15 December.[8] The total number of confirmed cases rose to 963,062, of which 940,193 recoveries and 14,849 deaths.[9]

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: 18 January 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. 31 December 2021. p. 1. Retrieved 5 January 2022.