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38 COVID deaths, 2,821 virus cases recorded Thursday

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — Thirty-eight COVID-19 deaths and 2,821 coronavirus cases, including 2,818 local infections, were recorded in the Kingdom on Thursday, increasing the caseload to 46,441, the government announced.
 
The reported fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 481, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.
 
The local cases comprised 1,886 infections in Amman, 133 in Balqa, 268 in Irbid, including 33 in Ramtha district, 293 in Zarqa, 61 in Aqaba, 35 in Ajloun, 28 in Karak, 37 in Maan, including 10 in Petra, 23 in Madaba and 17 in Tafileh, five cases in Jerash in addition to 32 cases in Mafraq.
 
Cases from abroad comprised three Jordanian truck drivers who tested positive at the Omari border crossing.
 
A total of 103 COVID-19 patients were admitted to accredited hospitals on Thursday, the statement said, adding that 1,110 cases are receiving treatment in hospitals, while the rest of COVID-19 positive people are under home quarantine.
 
The statement added that 117 recovered patients left accredited hospitals.
 
A total of 23,115 virus tests were also conducted on Thursday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered to 1,666,169.
 
Amid the growing number of local infections, 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.
 
The ministry also highlighted the “Aman” (Safety) application for smartphones, which alerts users if they come into contact with a COVID-19 positive person, as well as “Sahtak” (your health) application, which provides users with the latest information and news related to COVID-19, in addition to guidelines and warnings pertaining to the Kingdom’s epidemiological situation.
 
 

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