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11 COVID deaths, 973 virus cases recorded Tuesday

By JT - Sep 14,2021 - Last updated at Sep 14,2021

AMMAN — Eleven COVID-19 deaths and 973 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Tuesday, increasing the caseload to 809,443, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 10,568, 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 3.11 per cent, while the daily death rate among COVID-19 patients was 1.1 per cent.

A total of 31,268 virus tests were also conducted on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 9,645,336, according to the statement.

The statement added that 965 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 786,558.

The statement added that there are currently 12,317 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 57 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 493, the statement said, adding that 57 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 10 per cent, ICU beds reached 15 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 7 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 15 per cent, 23 per cent for ICUs and 9 per cent for ventilators.

The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation bed occupancy rate of 7 per cent, 11 per cent for ICUs and 11 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 409 infections in Amman, 116 in Irbid, 77 in Zarqa, 53 in Tafileh, 50 in Balqa, 47 in Mafraq, 46 in Aqaba, 39 in Jerash, 38 in Karak, 34 in Maan, 18 in Ramtha District, 17 in Madaba, 16 in Ajloun, and 13 in Petra District. 

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 3,597,237 while 3,124,215 have received their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 4,048,083.

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