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14 COVID deaths, 870 infections registered on Wednesday

By JT - Jan 27,2021 - Last updated at Jan 27,2021

AMMAN — Fourteen COVID-19 deaths and 870 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, increasing the caseload to 323,111, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 4,262, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The cases comprised 483 infections in Amman, 113 in Irbid, including 32 in Ramtha District, 70 in Mafraq, 47 in Zarqa, 53 in Balqa, 13 in Madaba, 12 in Karak, 13 in Ajloun, 15 in Aqaba, 36 in Jerash, 15 cases in Tafileh, while no cases were reported in Maan.

The statement added that there are currently 7,769 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 49 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 391, the statement said, adding that 51 recovered patients left hospitals.

The statement revealed that the number of isolation beds occupied by COVID-19 patients in hospitals on Tuesday totalled 355, registering an occupancy rate of 9 per cent, while a total of 124 ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients, at a rate of 14 per cent.

A total of 55 ventilators were used for treating COVID-19 patients, at an occupancy rate of 6 per cent.

The statement added that 1,075 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 311,080.

A total of 24,763 virus tests were also conducted on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 3,784,233, with the share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, standing at 3.51 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 awareness campaigns and register for receiving the vaccine.

 

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