Covid-19 in Morocco: 17 new contaminations in 24 hours, no deaths and 169 active cases

Covid-19 in Morocco: 17 new contaminations in 24 hours, no deaths and 169 active cases
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No deaths, 17 new cases of contamination and 16 cured were confirmed in the Kingdom on 17 and 18 September 2022, when over 6.78 million people received the third dose. Pandemic monitoring, in figures.

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In the Maghreb, Algeria does not report the number of screening tests, which suggests that the number of contaminations is much higher than official figures. The last interrupted evaluation reports 7 cases of contamination, no deaths and 8 recovered. The country has 270,606 cases of contamination, of which 6,879 dead and 182,238 recovered.

In Tunisia, 339 cases of contamination were recorded, 3 deaths and 1,198 recovered, according to the latest weekly report available. The country has totaled 1,145,163 cases of contamination, including 29,243 deaths and 1,131,730 healed since March 2020.

A case of contamination has been recorded in Mauritania, according to the latest available report. The country has recorded 62,782 cases of contamination, including 994 deaths.

This is a question on which today there is no longer consensus among the countries affected by Covid-19: should people positive to the virus be systematically isolated? Dans un rapport publié le 8 septembre dernier, mais daté du 15 juin, le Haut Conseil de la santé publique (HCSP) recommande ainsi de mettre fin à isolement des cas positifs, sous condition d’une amélioration très significative des indicateurs sanitaires cet summer.

But since June in fact, France has faced its 7And wave of contamination, but had been able to benefit from a certain respite from mid-July. In a report published in early September, the Higher Council of Public Health raises the question of the end of the isolation of people who tested positive for Covid-19. In Spain, this measure has already been implemented.

At the start of the 2022 academic year, the prospects are quite different. Infections from SARS-CoV-2 are on the rise again and health authorities predict an 8And wave of contamination. In this context, it is difficult to imagine the end, in the immediate future, of the isolation of any person who tested positive for the virus: “the PSC opinion was issued in June, in a situation not comparable to what we can experience this month of September “, comments Public Health France a The Midi Enter.

In his opinion, in the event of an “unfavorable” health situation, the HCSP nevertheless recommended isolation of at least five days for the infected people.

In practice, France is not the only country to have addressed the issue. Last March, Spain announced that it would end the systematic isolation of people infected with the virus. In practice, today only those who have tested positive for Covid-19 and who present worrying symptoms must close themselves in their homes.

This strategy “carries risks in terms of transmission” of the virus, acknowledged Pedro Gullón, of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology, in the columns ofEl País. Above all, the authorities want to stop “consuming so many human and economic resources” as in the last two years.

The pandemic has officially killed at least 6,530,581 people worldwide since the end of December 2019.

The United States is the country with the highest number of deaths (1,078,656), ahead of Brazil (685,410), India (528,337) and Russia (386,045).

The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the pandemic toll could be two to three times higher than the officially established one.

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