Health Ministry: 61 local Covid-19 infections, 1 death recorded Monday

The Ministry of Health said Monday it recorded 67 coronavirus cases in the Kingdom, including 61 local infections, raising the caseload since the outbreak of the pandemic to 2478.


According to the news brief by the Prime Ministry and the health Ministry, the cases were 46 in the Amman Governorate (39 contacts with infected persons and 7 under investigation), 8 in Irbid Governorate and 6 in Balqa Governorate, who all contacted infected people, and 1 case under investigation in Madaba.


It said that 6 of the cases from abroad who were staying at quarantine hotels, while a new death was recorded in the Prince Hamza Government Hospital for a young man in his thirties, bringing the total caseload to 17.


It also said that 61 Covid-19 patients have recovered, including 32 at the Prince Hamza Government Hospital and one at a Dead Sea site for isolating people infected with the virus.


According to the brief, 8967 swab tests were taken, raising the total number of tests to 903365.


The Health Ministry urged adherence to the Defence Order No. 11 of 2020 in view of the infection surge, and to follow safety and prevention criteria, mainly wearing masks, avoiding gatherings of more than 20 people and using the Aman and Sehtak alert applications.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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