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58 virus cases, including 53 local infections, recorded Sunday

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — Fifty-eight virus cases, including 53 local infections, were registered in the Kingdom on Sunday, increasing the caseload to 2,411, the government announced.
 
The local cases included 41 infections in Amman, of which 34 are contacts of COVID-19 patients, while the sources of the other seven infections are under investigation. 
 
Also among the domestic infections are eight cases in Balqa and two in Irbid, who are all contacts of COVID-19 positive persons, in addition to a case in Mafraq, whose source of infection is still under investigation, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Health Ministry.
 
The local cases also included a Jordanian citizen in Ramtha, who had come from Saudi Arabia three weeks ago. He had completed the two-week institutional quarantine, but showed symptoms during the seven-day self-quarantine period.
 
The cases from abroad comprised five individuals, of which three who have been in quarantine at designated hotels, and two Jordanian truck drivers who tested positive at the Omari border crossing.
 
Meanwhile, 56 recovered patients left hospitals on Sunday, 42 from Prince Hamzah Hospital and 14 from the Dead Sea quarantine site for COVID-19 patients.
 
The statement also added that the epidemiological investigation teams conducted 11,925 COVID-19 tests on Sunday, increasing the total number of tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic in the Kingdom to 894,398.
 
Amid the growing number of local infections, the Ministry of Health has renewed its call on the public to abide by Defence Order No.11 and adhere to precautionary measures, mainly wearing face masks, maintaining physical distancing 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 virus positive individual, as well as “Sahtak” (your health) application, which provides users with the latest information and news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to guidelines and warnings pertaining to the Kingdom’s epidemiological status.
 
 

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