5 COVID-19 deaths, 310 virus cases recorded on Saturday in Jordan

A total of 16,346 virus tests were also conducted

  
Men perform the Taraweeh prayers at their residential building as mosques are closed during Taraweeh and Friday prayers in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Amman, Jordan April 17, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

Men perform the Taraweeh prayers at their residential building as mosques are closed during Taraweeh and Friday prayers in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Amman, Jordan April 17, 2021. Image used for illustrative purpose

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AMMAN — Five COVID-19 deaths and 310 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Saturday, increasing the caseload to 742,831, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 9,582 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 1.9 per cent.

The statement revealed that incidence rate per100,000 inhabitants for COVID-19 totalled 3 per cent, while daily death rate among COVID-19 patients was 1.6 per cent.

A total of 16,346 virus tests were also conducted on Saturday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 7,525,294, according to the statement.

The statement added that 672 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Saturday, bringing the total number of estimated recoveries after completing the 14-day quarantine period to 725,557.

The statement added that there are currently 7,692 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 58 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Saturday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 495, the statement said, adding that 39 recovered patients left hospitals.

On hospital capacities, the statement revealed that in the northern region the occupancy rate of isolation beds occupied by COVID-19 patients reached 6 per cent, ICU beds reached 15 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 11 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 12 per cent, 28 per cent for ICUs and 8 per cent for ventilators.

The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation beds occupancy rate of 3 per cent, 8 per cent for ICUs and 3 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 147 infections in Amman, 75 in Zarqa, 34 in Irbid, 17 in Balqa, 10 Mafraq, seven in Maan, six in Karak, four in Petra, four in Ramtha, three in Ajloun, three in Jerash, while no cases were reported in Aqaba, Madaba and Tafileh.

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 1,902,663, while 625,894 got their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 2,849,081.

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