Sixty-two COVID-19 deaths and 5,025 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Wednesday, increasing the caseload to 198,021, the government announced.
The new fatalities took the Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll to 2,442, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.
The cases comprised 1,510 infections in Amman, 1,250 in Irbid, including 509 in Ramtha District, 425 in Zarqa, 369 in Mafraq, 122 in Karak, 351in Balqa, 293 in Jerash, 160 in Ajloun, 222 in Aqaba, 128 in Maan, including 40 in Petra, 98 in Madaba and 97 in Tafileh.
The statement added that there are currently 64,461 active COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom.
A total of 253 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 2,027, of which 472 patients are in ICUs.
The statement added that 5,685 recoveries registered in hospitals and home quarantine, bringing the total number of recoveries to 131,181, with 176 patients leaving hospitals on Wednesday.
A total of 27,098 virus tests were also conducted on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 2,435,340, with the share of tests returning a positive result, known as positive rate, standing at 18.5 per cent, the statement added.
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 called on the public to follow its “I Protect Them” awareness campaign, which aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through increasing public commitment to preventive measures to protect individuals and their beloved ones.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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