Jordan reports 4 COVID-19 deaths, 1,028 new cases on Wednesday

A total of 68 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday

  
Healthcare workers walk in front of a hospital building, amid fears over the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, in Amman, Jordan, November 17, 2020.

Healthcare workers walk in front of a hospital building, amid fears over the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, in Amman, Jordan, November 17, 2020.

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AMMAN — Four COVID-19 deaths and 1,028 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, increasing the caseload to 816,574, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 10,637 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 3.84 per cent.

A total of 26,793 virus tests were also conducted on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 9,860,048, according to the statement.

The statement added that 888 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Wednesday, making the total number of recoveries to stand at 793,689 after finishing the 14-day quarantine period.

The statement added that there are currently 12,248 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 68 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 483, the statement said, adding that 69 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 22 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 10 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 13 per cent, 28 per cent for ICUs and 10 per cent for ventilators.

The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation bed occupancy rate of 10 per cent, 9 per cent for ICUs and 11 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 418 infections in Amman, 148 in Irbid, 70 in Balqa, 77 in Zarqa, 14 in Madaba, 41 in Aqaba, 58 in Mafraq, 45 in Jerash, 44 in Ajloun, 41 in Karak, 17 in Tafileh and 40 in Maan.

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