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Jordan’s COVID death toll reaches 10,000

21 COVID deaths, 1,055 virus cases recorded Wednesday

By JT - Jul 29,2021 - Last updated at Jul 29,2021

AMMAN — Twenty-one COVID-19 deaths and 1,055 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, increasing the caseload to 768,382, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 10,000, 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 4.17 per cent.

A total of 25,277 virus tests were also conducted on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 8,426,429, according to the statement.

The statement added that 661 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Wednesday, making the total number of recoveries to stand at 749,025 after finishing the 14-day quarantine period.

The statement added that there are currently 9,357 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 78 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 508, the statement said, adding that 81 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 5 per cent, ICU beds reached 14 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 9 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 16 per cent, 26 per cent for ICUs and 8 per cent for ventilators.

The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation beds occupancy rate of 6 per cent, 10 per cent for ICUs and 9 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 562 infections in Amman, 102 in Irbid, 62 in Balqa, 127 in Zarqa, 33 in Madaba, 13 in Aqaba, 21 in Mafraq, 39 in Jerash, 15 in Ajloun, 29 in Karak, 30 in Tafileh, 21 in Maan and one case in Ramtha District.

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 2,916,040, while 2,173,912 got their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 3,529,803.

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