Death toll of COVID-19 in Jordan rises to 9

Jordan said on Saturday a new death case of COVID-19 was reported, increasing the overall number of fatalities to nine in the country, said the health minister.

Jordan’s Health Minister Saad Jaber said in a statement that only one infection was recorded Saturday, a truck driver at the border, bringing the overall number of confirmed cases in Jordan to 460.

The minister said the new death case is a 73-year-old patient who was receiving treatment at the state-run Prince Hamzah Hospital, and was suffering from chronic illness.

He noted most of the cases have recovered and were discharged from the hospital.

The minister added that more than 3,000 coronavirus tests were conducted Saturday, increasing the overall number of tests conducted from late February to date to exceed 80,000.

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