Jordan records 82 COVID-19 fatalities, 6, 482 new cases on Thursday-MoH

The Ministry of Health announced 82 Covid-19 fatalities and 6, 482 new cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 6,940 and the caseload to 618, 059.


The new infections comprised 2, 832 cases in the capital, Amman, 780 in Irbid, including 88 in the northern border district of Ramtha, 655 in Zarqa, 403 in Balqa, 349 in Karak, 329 in Mafraq, 276 in Madaba, 211 in Ajloun, 198 in Jerash, 192 in Aqaba, 171 in Tafileh, and 86 in Ma’an , including 15 in Petra region, according to the media statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.


The statement added that there are currently 90, 621 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.


The number of hospitalizations today stood at 424, while 336 patients have recovered and discharged, the statement noted.


According to the briefing, the total number of recoveries recorded Thursday, whether at hospitals or at home, stood at 7,354, bringing the total to 520,498 since the outbreak began.


Moreover, the number of Covid-19 patients still receiving treatment at hospitals countrywide has reached 3, 364.


The statement also indicated that occupancy of the total ICU bed capacity has hit 73%, 81%, and 38% in the northern, central and southern regions, respectively.


With regard to testing, 48,253 tests were conducted Thursday, 13.43 percent of which were positive.


Since last March, the total number of tests administered has increased to 5,966,411, the joint statement noted.


Source: Jordan News Agency


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