Eight deaths take COVID-19 fatalities in Jordan to 4,153

COVID-19 killed 8 in Jordan within the last 24 hours, as the death toll stands at 4,153, and a total of 1,030 cases were recorded Monday, pushing the caseload to some 315,540, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).


Breaking down today’s tally, the MoH said that 434 COVID-19 cases were recorded in Amman, 238 in Irbid, 89 in Zarqa, 77 in Balqa, 47 in Mafraq, 44 in Jerash, 31 in Ajloun, 25 in Karak, 17 in Tafilah, 11 in Aqaba, 9 in Madaba and 1 Maan.


The MoH said in a press conference in the Prime Ministry that some 57 people had recovered and were discharged from hospitals while 56 patients were admitted, as the total number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals stands at 445.


The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom stands at around 11,051, it added.


More than 300,340 COVID-19 patients, including patients who had been self-isolating, have fully recovered so far.


In the government’s efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus, contact tracing teams conducted some 22,270 tests, about 4.6 percent of which came back positive, as the total number of tests nears 3.6 million.


The MoH urged people to abide by the defense orders and adhere to safety measures, foremost of which is wearing masks, as it warned against holding gatherings of more than 20 people.


It also encourages people to follow the MoH’s awareness-raising campaign on how to stay safe from COVID-19, dubbed “I Protect Them” and sign up to receive the vaccine.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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