Jordan reports 286 COVID-19 infections, 6 deaths

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Amman, July 21 (BNA): Six new deaths and 286 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were recorded in Jordan on Wednesday.


With today’s fatalities and infections, the caseload and death toll from the disease have increased to 9,922 and 762,706 respectively, since the outbreak began in March of 2020, according to the Ministry of Health daily brief.


According to the Jordan News Agency (Petra), the number of cases that required admission to hospitals today stood at 83, while 37 cases have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.


On the capacity of hospitals in the Kingdom, the brief said that the occupancy rate of isolation beds in the northern region was at 5 per cent, intensive care beds 19 per cent and ventilators 11 per cent.


In the Central region, isolation beds were at an occupancy rate of 14 per cent, ICU beds at 23 per cent and ventilators 8 per cent, it said.


In the south, it added, the occupancy rate of isolation beds reached 8 per cent, ICU beds 8 per cent and ventilators 6 per cent.


It said that 9,797 PCR tests were collected today, bringing the total number of tests conducted since the start of the pandemic to 8,275,778, and that the positivity rate today was about 2.92 per cent.