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12 COVID deaths, 3,493 virus cases recorded Sunday

By JT - Jan 16,2022 - Last updated at Jan 16,2022

A total of 92 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Sunday, according to the government (Petra file photo)

AMMAN — Twelve COVID-19 deaths and 3,493 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Sunday, increasing the caseload since the start of the pandemic to 1,100,967, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 12,986, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The share of tests returning a positive result stood at 11.77 per cent.

A total of 29,681 virus tests were also conducted on Sunday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the start of the pandemic to 14,095,738, according to the statement.

The statement added that 2,033 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,061,250.

The statement added that there are currently 26,772 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 92 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Sunday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 608, while 69 recovered patients left hospitals, the statement said.

Additionally, the statement revealed that in the northern region the occupancy rate of isolation beds occupied by COVID-19 patients reached 11 per cent, ICU beds reached 31 per cent, while the occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 14 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 15 per cent, 28 per cent for ICUs and 12 per cent for ventilators.

The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation bed occupancy rate of 7 per cent, 9 per cent for ICUs and 5 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 1,887 infections in Amman, 374 in Irbid, 376 in Zarqa, 264 in Balqa, 96 in Jerash, 56 in Ajloun, 45 in Karak, 83 in Madaba, 116 in Mafraq, 49 in Aqaba, 121 in Maan, five in Ramtha District, 21 in Tafileh, while no cases were reported in Petra District.

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 4,516,101 while 4,109,437 have received their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 4,800,433. 

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