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96 COVID deaths, 8,433 virus cases recorded Thursday


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — Ninety-six COVID-19 deaths and 8,433 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Thursday, increasing the caseload to 571,290, the government announced.
The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 6,277 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 18.06 per cent, compared with 18.96 per cent reported on Wednesday.
A total of 46,699 virus tests were also conducted on Thursday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 5,664,285, according to the statement.
The statement added that 7,705 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Thursday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 463,893.
The statement added that there are currently 101,120 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.
A total of 479 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Thursday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 3,426, the statement said, adding that 321 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 51 per cent, ICU beds reached 75 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 36 per cent.
In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 73 per cent, 77 per cent ICUs and 43 per cent for ventilators.
The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation beds occupancy rate of 34 per cent, 34 per cent for ICUs and 28 per cent for ventilators.
The cases comprised 3,469 infections in Amman, 1,383 in Irbid, including 164 in Ramtha district, 426 in Balqa, 1,255 in Zarqa, 269 in Madaba, 225 in Aqaba, 265 in Mafraq, 274 in Jerash, 274 in Ajloun, 334 in Karak, 186 in Tafileh and 73 in Maan, including 15 cases in Petra District.

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