Over 63,000 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan


Published: 2020-11-18 10:27

Last Updated: 2021-02-27 00:25

Over 63,000 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan
Over 63,000 active COVID-19 cases in Jordan

The total number of new coronavirus infections in Jordan has increased to 155,993, placing the Kingdom in the 39th place worldwide.

The number of active cases in Jordan has reached 63,817, while the number of recoveries has reached 90,267 cases and the number of deaths have totalled to 1,909.

Prior to September, the number of new cases never exceeded 2,000, with case rates exploding dramatically since then.

During his participation in a media forum Tuesday, The Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat, said that the country was doing well and was avoiding new cases with the strict measures taken, but infections surged due to Al-Jaber border crossing remaining open, which was a “weak point” that left Jordan vulnerable.

Obeidat said that returning the COVID-19 cases to zero is an “unworkable goal”.

The government has made a comparison between the 2020 deaths with the years 2018 and 2019, and it was found that the rates remained equal until September and October, said Obeidat.