Jordan reports 9 COVID-19 deaths, 870 new cases on Tuesday

A total of 79 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday

  
People wearing protective face masks stand outside a shop, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Amman, Jordan March 23, 2021.

People wearing protective face masks stand outside a shop, amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Amman, Jordan March 23, 2021.

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AMMAN — Nine COVID-19 deaths and 870 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Tuesday, increasing the caseload to 815,546, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 10,633, 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 3.18 per cent, while the daily death rate among COVID-19 patients was 1 per cent.

A total of 27,317 virus tests were also conducted on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 9,833,255, according to the statement.

The statement added that 975 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 792,718.

The statement added that there are currently 12,195 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 79 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 489, the statement said, adding that 76 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 20 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 10 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 14 per cent, 27 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, 8 per cent for ICUs and 9 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 391 infections in Amman, 110 in Irbid, 95 in Zarqa, 50 in Jerash, 45 in Maan, 37 in Mafraq, 32 in Balqa, 32 in Karak, 25 in Aqaba, 18 in Ajloun, 13 in Tafileh, 12 in Madaba, six in Ramtha District, and four in Petra District.

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 3,646,683 while 3,200,874 have received their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 4,091,076.

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