Published: 2020-05-12 18:25
Last Updated: 2020-05-12 19:13
The Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, has announced that 14 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Jordan today, bringing the total number of cases reported since the beginning of the crisis to 576.
During a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management, the Minister said that among the new cases are five people who contracted the virus from the infected truck driver in Mafraq governorate, including two children under the age of five. In addition, three students returning from the United Stated and who were quarantined in the Dead Sea area have tested positive for the virus.
The Minister added that three new cases were confirmed in Zarqa governorate and three truck drivers of Arab nationalities were found infected at the borders and were sent back to their countries.
He mentioned that no recovery cases were reported in the Kingdom today.
"Nearly 4, 500 random tests have been conducted today, bringing the total number of tests conducted since the beginning of the crisis to 123,00," Jaber confirmed.
A summary of the coronavirus cases in Jordan:
-Total cases: 576
-Cases confirmed today: 14
-Active cases: 122