Jordan records 52 COVID deaths, 3,591 infections on Wednesday

A total of 226 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday

  
A healthcare worker takes a man's nasal swab sample as he checks for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a drive-thru testing station in Amman, Jordan, November 17, 2020.

A healthcare worker takes a man's nasal swab sample as he checks for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a drive-thru testing station in Amman, Jordan, November 17, 2020.

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AMMAN — Fifty-two COVID-19 deaths and 3,591 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, increasing the caseload to 227,208, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 2,854, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The cases comprised 890 infections in Amman, 1,047 in Irbid, including 244 in Ramtha District, 283 in Zarqa, 315 in Karak, 74 in Jerash, 194 in Balqa, 121 in Aqaba, 86 in Madaba, 279 in Mafraq, 54 in Maan, including 20 in Petra, 191 in Ajloun and 57 in Tafileh.

The statement added that there are currently 55,925 active COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom.

A total of 226 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 in hospitals to 1,774, of which 426 patients are in ICUs.

The statement added that 5,470 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 168,429.

A total of 24,615 virus tests were also conducted on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 2,601,896, with the share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, standing at 14.6 per cent, the statement added.

Amid the growing number of local infections, the Ministry of Health has renewed its call on the public to abide by defence orders, as well as to adhere to precautionary measures, mainly wearing face masks and avoiding holding gatherings that exceed 20 people.

The ministry also called on the public to follow its “I Protect Them” awareness campaign, which aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through increasing public commitment to preventive measures to protect individuals and their beloved ones.

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