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Covid-19 in Morocco: 201 new contaminations in 24 hours, 2 deaths and 2,410 active cases

Two deaths, 201 new cases of contamination and 407 recoveries were confirmed in the Kingdom on August 5 and 6, 2022. The still active cases amount to 2,410, while more than 6.7 million people have received the third dose. . Monitoring the pandemic, in figures.

New cases of contamination, remissions, number of screenings carried out, vaccinations, etc. To learn more about the evolution of the coronavirus in Morocco, click on this link: https://covid.le360.ma.

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In the Maghreb, Algeria does not communicate the number of screening tests, which suggests that the number of contaminations is much higher than the official figures. The last balance sheet stopped reports 131 cases of contamination, 1 death and 98 recoveries. The country totals 268,033 cases of contamination, including 6,878 deaths and 179,886 recoveries.

In Tunisia, 1,128,693 cases of contamination and 99 deaths were recorded in one week, according to the latest weekly report available. The country has totaled 1,128,693 cases of contamination, including 29,041 deaths and 1,032,789 recoveries since March 2020.

In Mauritania, 14 new cases of contamination have been recorded, according to the latest report available. The country has recorded 62,645 cases of Covid-19 contamination, including 992 deaths.

Among people with Covid-19, one in eight retains one of the characteristic symptoms of long Covid for the long term, shows a large-scale study published on Friday August 5.

These symptoms include “abdominal pain, difficulty and pain in breathing, muscle aches, ageusia or anosmia (loss of taste or smell, editor’s note), tingling, discomfort in the throat, hot flashes or cold, heaviness in the arms or legs as well as general fatigue”, lists this study published in The Lancet. “In 12.7% of patients, these symptoms can be attributed to Covid-19”, three to five months after infection, conclude the authors.

This work, carried out in the Netherlands, is, by its scope and its methodology, an important piece to better understand the risk of long Covid, that is to say the persistence of lasting symptoms after a coronavirus infection. In the current state of knowledge, we know that there are sequelae specific to a coronavirus infection in certain patients and that these cannot be explained solely by psychosomatic disorders, as certain doctors initially put forward.

North Korea reported on Friday no person “suffering from fever”, for the seventh consecutive day, and affirmed that all people who suffered from Covid in the country are now cured.

“No new cases of fever were reported in the past week, and all those who received treatment recovered,” the official KCNA news agency reported on Friday. The term “feverish patient” is used by the North Korean authorities to designate people infected with the coronavirus because, according to some, of a lack of screening tests.

North Korea, one of the first countries in the world to close its borders in January 2020 after the virus emerged in neighboring China, has long boasted of its ability to guard against the virus. Pyongyang announced its first coronavirus case on May 12, and leader Kim Jong Un has taken the fight against the outbreak personally in hand.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, whose refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19 prevents him from entering Canada, has withdrawn from the Masters 1000 in Montreal which begins on Monday, the organizers announced Thursday, at three weeks of the US Open that he could also miss for the same reason.

In January 2022, Djoko was expelled from Australia where he was to participate in the Australian Open after a legal battle over his vaccination status. Montreal Masters manager Eugène Lepierre said earlier this month that he did not expect Djokovic to play, given his unvaccinated status.

The pandemic has officially killed at least 6,431,243 people worldwide since the end of December 2019.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (1,057,811), ahead of Brazil (679,594), India (526,600) and Russia (382,651).

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

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