Jordan sees 52 deaths, 4,519 new Covid cases-MoH

Amman, The Ministry of Health announced 52 fatalities and 4,519 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 1233, and total caseload to 109,321, since the onset of the pandemic.
The domestic cases comprised 2,317 cases in the governorate of the capital, Amman, 828 in Zarqa, 439 in Irbid, including 147 in northern border district of Ramtha, 203 in Karak, 177 in Aqaba, 133 in Balqa, 126 in Mafraq, 113 in Ma’an, including 37 in southern district of Petra, 79 in Jerash, 72 in Madaba, 27 in Tafila, and 5 in Ajloun, according to the media statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.
The number of cases admitted on Sunday for treatment in accredited hospitals has reached 230, while 179 patients have left hospitals after recovery, said the joint statement.

Meanwhile, a total of 1, 959 Covid-19 patients are currently receiving treatment in the Kingdom’s hospitals, of which 378 people are on intensive care units, added the statement.

The government also indicated that a total of 23056 lab tests were conducted on Sunday, bringing the cumulative number administered since the start of the pandemic until now to 2040,687.

The percentage of positive tests on Sunday stood at 19.6%, the statement pointed out.

Amid the growing number of local infections, the Ministry of Health has renewed its call on the public to abide by defence orders, as well as to adhere to precautionary measures, mainly wearing face masks and avoiding holding gatherings that exceed 20 people.
The ministry also highlighted the “Aman” (Safety) application for smartphones, which alerts users if they come into contact with a COVID-19 positive person, as well as “Sahtak” (your health) application, which provides users with the latest information and news related to COVID-19, in addition to guidelines and warnings pertaining to the Kingdom’s epidemiological situation.

 

Source: Jordan News Agency

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