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Wednesday, 18 May 2022 03:41 GMT

Jordan - Kingdom's COVID-19 test positive rate climbs to 14.27%


(MENAFN- Jordan Times)

AMMAN — Ten COVID-19 deaths and 5,175 virus cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Tuesday, increasing the caseload to 1,111,181, the government announced.

The new fatalities took the Kingdom's coronavirus death toll to 13,014, according to a joint statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

The share of tests returning a positive result, known as the test positive rate, stood at nearly 14.27 per cent, while the daily death rate among COVID-19 patients was 0.2 per cent.

A total of 36,264 virus tests were also conducted on Tuesday, bringing the cumulative number of coronavirus tests administered since the outbreak of the pandemic to 14,170,694, according to the statement.

The statement added that 2,349 recoveries were registered in hospitals and home quarantine on Tuesday, expecting the total number of recoveries after finishing the 14-day quarantine period to stand at 1,064,991.

The statement added that there are currently 33,245 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan.

A total of 107 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, taking the number of patients currently receiving care for COVID-19 in hospitals to 585, the statement said, adding that 116 recovered patients left hospitals.

On hospital capacities, the statement revealed that in the northern region the occupancy rate of isolation beds occupied by COVID-19 patients reached 11 per cent, ICU beds reached 30 per cent, while occupancy rate of ventilators stood at 14 per cent.

In the central region, isolation bed occupancy rate reached 14 per cent, 27 per cent for ICUs and 10 per cent for ventilators.

The statement added that the southern region registered an isolation bed occupancy rate of 5 per cent, 8 per cent for ICUs, and 5 per cent for ventilators.

The cases comprised 3,069 in Amman, 614 in Zarqa, 478 in Irbid, 338 in Balqa, 146 in Jerash, 123 in Mafraq, 98 in Madaba, 74 in Karak, 67 in Maan, 56 in Ramtha District, 53 in Ajloun, 44 in Aqaba and 15 in Tafileh, while no cases were reported in Petra District.

The statement also added that the total number of people who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has reached 4,527,903, while 4,126,006 have received their second shot.

The number of people who have registered on the vaccination platform has reached 4,810,665.

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