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Jordan sees daily high of 850 infections, 4 deaths

96 patients left hospitals over past 24 hours; virus death toll stands at 43

By JT - Sep 26,2020 - Last updated at Sep 26,2020

AMMAN — The Kingdom on Saturday registered four COVID-19 deaths and 850 new virus cases, including 830 local infections, according to the government.

The new fatalities increase the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 43

The local cases comprised 435 infections in Amman, 132 in Balqa, 164 in Zarqa, 60 in Irbid, 21 in Maan, 11 in Ajloun, four in Karak, two in Mafraq and one in Aqaba, according to a joint statement by the Prime Ministry and the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 96 recoveries were registered during the past 24 hours, including 17 from Prince Hamzah Hospital, 68 from the Dead Sea quarantine area, seven from Queen Alia Military Hospital and four from accredited private hospitals, the statement said.

A total of 13,488 random virus tests were also conducted on Saturday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the beginning of the crisis to 1,155,513.

On Friday, three virus-related deaths and 620 coronavirus cases, including 610 local infections, were recorded in the Kingdom.

Amid the growing number of local infections, the Ministry of Health has renewed its call on the public to abide by Defence order 11 and 16, and adhere to precautionary measures, mainly wearing face masks, maintaining physical distancing 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 person infected with the virus, as well as “Sahtak” (your health) application, which provides users with the latest information and news related to the COVID-19 disease, in addition to guidelines and warnings pertaining to the Kingdom’s epidemiological status.

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