Published: 2020-03-28 20:27
Last Updated: 2020-03-29 09:26
The Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, has announced that 11 new coronavirus cases were confirmed today, bringing the caseload to 246.
During a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, the Minister said that among the infected are five people in Irbid governorate, one person who had close contact with a patient, one who had direct contact with her infected daughter who returned from Norway, three people quarantined in the hotels used as quarantined centers, of whom two returned from the United Kingdom and one from Baghdad, Iraq, and one case and it's still unknown how he/she contracted the virus.
Minister Jaber said that three cases are in critical health conditions. Two at Prince Hamzah Hospital and one at King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) in Irbid.
The total cases are distributed as follows: 17 in Queen Alia Hospital, 76 cases in the KAUH, and 125 cases in Prince Hamzah Hospital.
Jaber announced that people quarantined at the Dead Sea and Amman hotels will leave the hotels on Monday and that they will be put in "home quarantine" for 14 days.
He also said that 25 more teams were assigned to investigate the epidemic in Irbid, indicating that the Ministry of Health will inform the security authorities to impose lockdown on areas where a number of cases may be found.
Jaber concluded, "with your cooperation, we will fight against this virus and we thank all Jordanians."
A summary of the coronavirus cases in Jordan:
-Cases confirmed today: 11
-Currently infected: 227