Jordan registers 8 COVID-19 related deaths, 871 infections on Friday

8 new deaths and 871 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 10,653 and 818,358 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 69, while 53 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 7 per cent, intensive care beds 17 per cent and ventilators 8 per cent.

In the Central region, isolation beds were at an occupancy rate of 14 per cent, ICU beds at 26 per cent and ventilators 10 per cent, it said.

In the south, it added, the occupancy rate of isolation beds reached 10 per cent, ICU beds 12 per cent and ventilators 11 per cent.

It said that 24,893 PCR tests were collected today, bringing the total number of tests conducted since the start of the pandemic to 9,915,591, and that the positivity rate today was about 3.5 per cent.

Source: Jordan News Agency