Jordan reports 78 COVID deaths, 4,586 infections on Tuesday

Currently 65,183 active COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom

  
Muslims take part in Friday prayers at al Husseini mosque after the government allowed worshipers to break a blanket ban for an hour and walk to mosques, amid fears over rising numbers of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in downtown Amman, Jordan October 23, 2020.

Muslims take part in Friday prayers at al Husseini mosque after the government allowed worshipers to break a blanket ban for an hour and walk to mosques, amid fears over rising numbers of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in downtown Amman, Jordan October 23, 2020.

REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

AMMAN — Seventy-eight COVID-19 deaths and 4,586 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Tuesday, increasing the caseload to 192,996, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 2,380, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The cases comprised 1,810 infections in Amman, 663 in Irbid, 466 in Zarqa, 349 in Mafraq, 330 in Balqa, 290 in Madaba, 189 in Ajloun, 157 in Aqaba, 141 in Tafileh, 96 in Karak, 51 in Maan and 44 in Jerash.

The statement added that there are currently 65,183 active COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom.

A total of 241 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 2,128, of which 460 patients are in ICUs.

The statement added that 5,419 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine, bringing the total number of recoveries to 125,433, with 256 patients left hospitals on Tuesday.

A total of 24,664 virus tests were also conducted on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 2,408,242, with the share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, standing at nearly 18.6 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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