Jordan records 29 new COVID deaths, 601 infections on Saturday

Twenty-nine new deaths and 601 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Jordan on Saturday.

With today’s fatalities and infections, the caseload and death toll from the disease have increased to 9,076 and 719,233 respectively, since the outbreak began in March of 2020, according to a joint Prime Ministry and Ministry of Health daily brief.

Amman saw 279 new infections followed by Irbid 151, Mafraq 47, Zarqa 35, Balqa 22, Aqaba 17, Karak 15, Jerash 13, Ajloun 13, Madaba 8, and one case in Ma’an.

The number of cases that required admission to hospitals today stood at 111, while 115 cases have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

According to the brief, the total number of recoveries recorded Saturday, whether at hospitals or at home, stood at 1,731, bringing the total to 701,191 since the outbreak began.

Additionally, the number of cases that are still at hospitals has reached 989.

With regard to testing, 10,098 tests were conducted Saturday, 5.95 per cent of which were positive. The total number of tests conducted since March last year has increased to 6,824,502.

Source: Jordan News Agency