Morocco is witnessing a remarkable increase in the number of daily infections with the Coronavirus
Morocco is witnessing a remarkable increase in the number of daily infections with the Coronavirus, and in active cases, which currently exceed a thousand. Do these data indicate that the Kingdom has passed the interim period and entered a fifth wave of the epidemic?
Saeed Afif, a member of the Scientific Committee for Vaccination Against the Coronavirus, said that the epidemiological situation in Morocco is still stable despite the slight change in the number of daily infections. Omicron’s BA.5 sub-mutant.
Afif explained in a statement to SNRTnews that the vigilance measures taken by the Moroccan authorities have contributed to limiting the spread of the virus compared to other countries, calling for continued adherence to the approved precautionary measures and the completion of vaccination, including the fourth dose for the groups concerned, to limit any possible development of the epidemiological situation. Especially during this period of the year that is characterized by the rapid spread of all viruses.
And he continued that the fall and winter seasons are often characterized by the rapid spread of all viruses due to the weakening of the immune system, which are similar to the symptoms of corona infection, noting that many people suffer from symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain, runny nose, difficulty breathing, and even infections at the lung level, He called on these people to avoid mixing during the appearance of these symptoms and the need to conduct a corona detection in the event that they persist.
In addition to the coronavirus vaccine, a member of the Scientific Committee for Vaccination called for the necessity of taking the seasonal influenza vaccine, especially for people who take annual doses of this vaccine.
The same spokesman added that Morocco has not yet entered the fifth wave of the epidemic and is still in an intermediate stage after the fourth wave, and this is reinforced by the numbers, as the index of positive analyzes is still below 5 percent, with rare serious cases recorded, and without recording any deaths. since days.
Al-Tayeb Hamidi, a doctor and researcher in health policies and systems, had stated in a statement to SNRTnews that cases of coronavirus infection are likely to spread more during the coming period, as is the case with regular influenza, due to a decrease in temperature and a change in the behavior of citizens, explaining that in light of the decrease in Temperature During the fall and winter seasons, most citizens spend more time indoors, where family gatherings increase, and the lack of adequate ventilation in workplaces and schools due to closing windows to obtain warmth gives the virus a greater possibility of spreading.
According to the figures of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, on Thursday, November 24, 2022, Morocco recorded 150 new cases of (Covid-19), compared to the recovery of 98 people within 24 hours, and the total number of active cases reached 1134 cases, while no serious case or death was recorded. .
The ministry highlighted that 6 million 857 thousand and 56 people received the third dose of the anti-virus vaccine, while the number of vaccinated with the second dose rose to 23 million 414 thousand and 936 people, compared to 24 million 915 thousand and 165 people who received the first dose, and 55 thousand and 994 people received it. The fourth reminder dose recommended by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection for the elderly and people with disease factors.