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Jaber confirms 15 COVID-19 cases today, bringing total number to 127


[3/23/2020 2:27:39 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Saad Jaber, Monday, confirmed 15 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Kingdom today, making the total number of confirmed infections 127, including the case whose recovery had been announced earlier.

In a press briefing at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM), Jaber said that among the newly reported cases: five in the Prince Hamza Hospital, four of whom have been in quarantine; two of them had come from the U.S. and a 4-year-old boy who is the son of one of the patients was suspected of having the disease since his mother had tested positive for the virus upon arriving to the Kingdom. The last case has been in quarantine and had contracted the disease from one of the patients.

Also, a secretary at Prince Hamzah Hospital had tested positive for the virus, Jaber said, stressing that immediately medical teams conducted an examination of all staff in the hospital.

"Thank God no one tested positive, even the director tested negative, hence, we believe that that patient had contracted the disease from outside the hospital. We will conduct periodic tests for the staff and the situation is reassuring," the Minister explained.

Jaber said, there are two cases that had come from Iraq and were among the people who were quarantined on Monday.

Also, a 20-year-old woman from the UK tested positive for the virus, in addition, a the Minister reported one case from Amsterdam, Netherlands, five cases were reported from the wedding party in Irbid, as well as a case that made physical contact with a nurse who has the virus.

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