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28 confirmed cases of Omicron and 46 suspects registered in Morocco

The Ministry of Health announced the registration of 28 confirmed and 46 suspected cases of the new “Omicron” mutant.

The 27 new confirmed cases of the new “Omicron” of the SARS-Cove-2 virus have been recorded, since the first infection was confirmed on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, bringing the total number to 28 confirmed cases of this mutation.

They are distributed as follows: 13 cases in the region of Casablanca-Settat, 11 cases in the region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, and 4 cases in the region of Fès-Meknes.

As to the nature of these confirmed cases, 20 of them were registered in seven family homes, in addition to 8 isolated cases, including five (5) children aged 4 months to 13 years.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection indicates that 46 probable cases have been recorded, and are in the process of being confirmed, including 14 in the Marrakech-Safi region.

The department of Khalid Ait Taleb also informs all citizens that a group of suspected cases is registered daily, either as outbreaks, or as contacts with confirmed cases, or cases with particular epidemiological characteristics.

The samples are analyzed as part of the genomic vigilance system to become potential cases by means of a specific PCR test, before being confirmed by genomic analysis.

Note that the epidemiological surveillance system recorded 381 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, the highest number of daily cases since the start of the interim period, including 38 suspected cases of the new “Omicron” mutant.

As a result, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection warns that the possibility of an epidemic relapse remains very likely, given the significant increase in the number of cases and epidemiological outbreaks, especially family.

Therefore, the ministry urges all citizens, men and women, to fully adhere to individual and collective preventive measures and measures: The need to properly wear a mask, frequent hand washing or sterilization with disinfectant alcohol, and physical distancing, with the rapid intake of the first, second and third booster doses.

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