7,029, 682 Received 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in Morocco
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Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health announced today that the number of people who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine reached 7, 029, 682 as of May 19.
Meanwhile, the number of people who received the second dose of the vaccines amounted to 4, 673, 903.
Morocco, which launched the vaccination campaign on January 28, seeks to vaccinate over 33 million people or 80% of the total population.
Morocco uses the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines. The country continues to receive millions of doses from the vaccines from both companies.
Morocco is also among the beneficiaries of the COVAX program.
COVAX, a global initiative, aims to secure COVID-19 vaccines for developing countries.
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization introduced the initiative in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Coalition for innovations in the fields, among other partners.
The program collaborates with world governments to ensure the availability of vaccines to limit the spread of COVID-19. The initiative enabled more than 100 participating countries to benefit from access to doses of safe and WHO-recognized vaccines.
In the last 24 hours, Morocco reported one COVID-19-related death and 349 recoveries.
The death toll reached 9, 106 with the new death.
The number of recovered patients reached 504, 210 people, meanwhile.
In the last 24 hours, Morocco recorded 388 COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases reached 515, 758.
The number of cases in critical condition is 192, including 18 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 fatality rate stands at 1.8%, while the recovery rate reached 97.8%.