Ten COVID-19 deaths and 1,790 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Tuesday, increasing the caseload to 866,451, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 11,062, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, stood at nearly 5.09 per cent, while daily death rate among COVID-19 patients was 2 per cent.

A total of 35,149 virus tests were also conducted on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 11,041,412, according to the statement.

The statement added that 1,232 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Tuesday, expecting the total number of recoveries after finishing the 14-day quarantine period to stand at 833,739.

The statement added that there are currently 21,650 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 90 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 595, the statement said, adding that 92 recovered patients left hospitals.

The cases comprised 653 infections in Amman, 138 in Zarqa, 416 in Irbid, 49 in Jerash, 55 in Karak, 112 in Balqa, 47 in Mafraq, 66 in Ajloun, 68 in Madaba, 29 in Maan, 24 in Tafileh, 52 in Aqaba, 73 in Ramtha District, and eight cases were recorded in Petra District.

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 3,971,933, while 3,542,526 have received their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 4,351,290.

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