The thesis that coronavirus necessarily kills the elderly has just been called into question by the spectacular healing of a 96-year-old Moroccan woman.
In Morocco, “the elderly and patients cared for when they were already at an advanced stage or in critical condition are not necessarily condemned,” said the director of epidemiology and disease control at the Ministry of Health, Mohamed El Youbi.
The case of this healed patient, who will soon be 100 years old, is a tangible example. According to Mohamed El Youbi, she was placed, like certain cases, “in intensive care for a fortnight”, before being completely out of business. He also recalled during his briefing that “the epidemic is now spreading through small sources of contamination”, within families for example. The other important detail he raised is that among 9,984 contact persons screened since the start of the epidemic, 689 tested positive, and 4491 are still under medical surveillance.
Regarding the geographic distribution of the disease, Mohamed El Youbi said that the Casablanca-Settat region remains and remains the most affected by the pandemic. It is followed by Marrakech-Safi, then by Rabat-Kénitra and Fès-Meknès. The lowest rate was recorded in the two southern regions.