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12 COVID deaths, 914 virus cases recorded Tuesday

By JT - Aug 03,2021 - Last updated at Aug 03,2021

AMMAN — Twelve COVID-19 deaths and 914 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Tuesday, increasing the caseload to 773,657, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 10,071, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, stood at nearly 4.71 per cent, while daily death rate among COVID-19 patients was 1.3 per cent.

A total of 19,399 virus tests were also conducted on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 8,562,322, according to the statement.

The statement added that 286 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Tuesday, expecting the total number of recoveries after finishing the 14-day quarantine period to stand at 752,349.

The statement added that there are currently 11,237 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 100 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 629, the statement said, adding that 69 recovered patients left hospitals.

On hospital capacities, the statement revealed that in the northern region the occupancy rate of isolation beds occupied by COVID-19 patients reached 8 per cent, ICU beds reached 12 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 8 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 20 per cent, 30 per cent for ICUs and 10 per cent for ventilators.

The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation beds occupancy rate of 9 per cent, 10 per cent for ICUs and 8 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 449 infections in Amman, 169 in Zarqa, 52 in Irbid, 38 Tafileh, 54 in Balqa, 20 in Jerash, 29 in Mafraq, nine in Aqaba, 15 in Madaba, 10 in Ramtha District, 30 in Karak, 16 in Ajloun, 20 in Maan and three in Petra district.

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 3,072,050 while 2,313,308  got their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 3,635,040.

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