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17 COVID deaths, 883 virus cases recorded Tuesday

By JT - Jan 19,2021 - Last updated at Jan 19,2021

AMMAN — Seventeen COVID-19 deaths and 883virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Tuesday, increasing the caseload to 316,427, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 4,170, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The cases comprised 408 in Amman, 188 in Irbid, including 47in Ramtha district, 62 in Zarqa, 49 in Jerash, 47 in Mafraq, 45 in Balqa, 25 in Ajloun, 19 in Madaba, 15 in Karak, 14 in Tafileh and11 in Aqaba, while no cases reported in Maan.

The statement added that there are currently 10,364 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 69 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on   Tuesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 440, the statement said, adding that 57 recovered patients left hospitals.

The statement revealed that the number of isolation beds occupied by COVID-19 patients in hospitals on Monday totalled372, registering an occupancy rate of 9 per cent, while a total of 154ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients, at a rate of 16 per cent.

A total of 84 ventilators were used for treating COVID-19 patients, at an occupancy rate of 9 per cent.

The statement added that 1,553 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 301,893.

A total of 21,930 virus tests were also conducted on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 3,616,235, with the share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, standing at 4.03 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 “I Protect Them” awareness campaign, which aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through increasing public commitment to preventive measures to protect individuals and their beloved ones.

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