Jordan registers 33 COVID-19 related deaths, 1845 infections on Friday

33 new deaths and 1845 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Jordan on Friday.

With today’s fatalities and infections, the caseload and death toll from the disease have increased to 12,653 and 1,063,405 respectively, since the outbreak began in March of 2020, according to the Ministry of Health daily brief.

The number of cases that required admission to hospitals today stood at 116, while 117 cases have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

On the capacity of hospitals in the Kingdom, the brief said that the occupancy rate of isolation beds in the northern region was at 18 per cent, intensive care beds 37 per cent and ventilators 22 per cent.

In the Central region, isolation beds were at an occupancy rate of 20 per cent, ICU beds at 41 per cent and ventilators 20 per cent, it said.

In the south, it added, the occupancy rate of isolation beds reached 9 per cent, ICU beds 16 per cent and ventilators 13 per cent.

It said that 42,039 PCR tests were collected today, bringing the total number of tests conducted since the start of the pandemic to 13,548,219, and that the positivity rate today was about 4.39 per cent.

SOURCE: JORDAN NEWS AGENCY