Jordan records highest daily rise with 3,800 new COVID-19 cases

Jordan on Tuesday reported 3,800 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily spike in the country so far, raising the tally to 58,855.

The majority of the new infections were reported in the capital Amman with 2,253 cases, according to a statement by the Jordanian Health Ministry.

Also, the death toll from the virus climbed by 44 to 668, it added.

A total of 198 COVID-19 patients were admitted to accredited hospitals on Tuesday, the statement said, adding that 1,283 cases are receiving treatment in hospitals, while the rest of COVID-19 positive people are under home quarantine.

The statement added that the Health Ministry is currently developing a mechanism to calculate the number of daily recoveries to include the cases at home quarantine in addition to those at accredited hospitals, noting that numbers will be released once they are ready.

Due to a spiking number of cases, the Ministry urged citizens to abide by precaution measures, wear face masks and gloves and commit to defense orders that prohibit holding gatherings of more than 20 people.

China has supported Jordan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that started in March in the country. On May 31, China donated a batch of medical supplies to Jordan to help combat the coronavirus.