Covid-19: the Wave Linked to the Delta variant in Descending Phase for 5 Weeks

The current wave linked to the Delta variant has been in a downward phase for five weeks, said the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health, Mouad Merabet.

“Unless surprised, the improvement will continue next week,” Merabet said on his LinkedIn account in a brief commentary on the epidemiological situation of Covid-19 entitled: “Morocco goes from the red level to the orange level”.

After eight consecutive weeks of high transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (red criticality level), Morocco passes this week to the moderate level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2: orange criticality level, he noted, noting that three regions are at the green level, five at the orange level and four at the red level.

Regarding the number of deaths, Merabet said it has decreased this week by 23% compared to last week, adding that a total number of 1,039 people admitted in serious condition was also recorded this week. . Thus, “the level of testing this week at the national level was 392 tests / 100,000”, he continued, noting that this level “complies with international recommendations requiring at least 300 tests / 100,000 hts / wk. “.

Merabet has, moreover, underlined that the weekly incidence is in continuous decrease: “41 / 100,000 hts whereas it reached the peak of 181 infected people for every 100,000 inhabitants during the week of 02-08 / 08/2021” .

The reproduction rate (Rt) of SARS-CoV-2 on 09/19/2021 is, still according to Merabet, 0.91 (+/- 0.01), while the positivity continues to decline: 10.33%, i.e. lowest for 9 weeks.

Merabet recalled the importance of vaccination, individual and collective preventive measures and strict compliance with the national therapeutic protocol.

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The current wave linked to the Delta variant has been in a downward phase for five weeks, said the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health, Mouad Merabet.

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