Morocco is spending this week at a low level of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) transmission, the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection said on Sunday. , Mouad Merabet.
After 4 consecutive weeks of moderate transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (Orange criticality level), the positivity rate recorded this week is the lowest for 16 weeks with 3.5%, he revealed in a post on LinkedIn, specifying that this value is the lowest with a weekly incidence in continuous decline of 8 / 100,000 hts, in addition to a number of deaths also decreasing for 13 weeks.
According to Mr. Merabet, the reproduction rate (Rt) of SARS-CoV-2 as of Sunday, October 17 is 0.91 (+/- 0.02), with a weekly incidence of “Covid Grave” down namely < 1 / 100,000 hts, emphasizing that two regions are still at Orange level but with a notable and continuous improvement in indicators.
Regarding the cases of hospitalization recorded this week, the coordinator of the National Center for Public Health Emergency Operations reported the admission of 233 people to intensive care and intensive care against 382 discharges after a favorable development.
The degree of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in its delta version is increasingly reduced, he noted, emphasizing the need to maintain higher vigilance. “Going green does not mean the end of the wave,” he insisted.
In this sense, Mr. Merabet deplored the non-compliance with individual preventive measures, in particular the wearing of masks and the reluctance or refusal of certain people to be vaccinated, despite the protection provided by the vaccine against the development of forms serious cases of covid-19.
He also alerted to the presence of the virus despite a level of transmission that has become low, adding that the next two weeks will provide answers on the impact of the reduction of restrictive measures, the return to school and university.
To stem the spread of Covid-19, Merabet called for getting vaccinated to avoid developing serious forms of the disease and for respecting individual preventive measures as well as the national therapeutic protocol.