COVID kills 26 in Jordan, positive tests at six percent

COVID-19 killed 26 in Jordan in the last 24 hours, as the death toll stands at 8,897 and a total of 824 cases were recorded, pushing the caseload to some 712,900, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Breaking down Monday’s tally, the MoH said 288 cases were recorded in Amman, 181 in Zarqa, 85 in Irbid, 75 in Tafilah, 45 in Mafraq, 36 in Karak, 24 in Madaba, 24 in Maan, 23 in Ajloun, 19 in Jerash, 13 in Balqa and 11 in Aqaba.

The MoH said in a press statement that some 138 people had recovered and were discharged from hospitals while 122 others were admitted, as the total number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals stands at 1,302.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom hovers around 15,485, it added.

More than 688,520 COVID-19 patients, including patients who had been self-isolating, have fully recovered so far.

Around 6.22 percent of COVID-19 tests that were conducted today came back positive compared with 7.43 Saturday.

Source: Jordan News Agency