7 new coronavirus cases recorded in Jordan


Published: 2020-08-05 17:37

Last Updated: 2020-08-05 19:10

7 new coronavirus cases recorded in Jordan
7 new coronavirus cases recorded in Jordan

Seven new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Jordan on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 1,213 since the start of the crisis.

One case was recorded locally in Ramtha.

Investigations to find the cause of infection are underway and precautionary measures have been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Three cases involve people currently staying in hotel quarantine; two have travelled from Saudi Arabia and one from Iraq.

Three cases involve Jordanian truck drivers who have entered from Saudi Arabia via Al-Omari border crossing.

Five recovered COVID-19 patients were discharged from Prince Hamzah Hospital on Wednesday.

A total of 5,964 random tests were conducted today, bringing the total number conducted so far to 622,620.

Minister of Health, Saad Jaber, said according to an international study Jordan ranked first place in containing the coronavirus.

In light of the increasing number of cases worldwide and the resurgence of the pandemic in many countries, the minister stressed the need to adhere to health and safety measures.

He reiterated the need to adhere to preventive measures, avoid gatherings for more than 20 people, wear facemasks, social distance, and use Aman and Sehtak mobile applications.