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7 COVID deaths, 934 virus cases recorded Sunday

By JT - Jan 24,2021 - Last updated at Jan 24,2021

AMMAN — Seven COVID-19 deaths and 934 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Sunday, increasing the caseload to 320,453, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 4,224, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The cases comprised 539 infections in Amman, 148 in Irbid, including 16 in Ramtha District, 29 in Mafraq, 23 in Zarqa, 82 in Balqa, 16 in Madaba, nine in Karak, 19 in Ajloun, 20 in Aqaba, 30 in Jerash, and 12 in Tafileh, while Maan reported seven cases, including one in Petra District.

The statement added that there are currently 8,522 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 61 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Sunday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 404, the statement said, adding that 46 recovered patients left hospitals.

The statement revealed that the number of isolation beds occupied by COVID-19 patients in hospitals on Saturday totalled 330, registering an occupancy rate of 8 per cent, while a total of 131 ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients, at a rate of 14 per cent.

A total of 69 ventilators were used for treating COVID-19 patients, at an occupancy rate of 7 per cent.

The statement added that 1,461 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 307,707.

A total of 19,808 virus tests were also conducted on Sunday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 3,711,158, with the share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, standing at 4.72 per cent, the statement added.

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, according to the statement.

The ministry also called on the public to follow its awareness campaigns and register for receiving the vaccine.


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