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Jaber confirms 26 coronavirus cases on Tuesday

[3/24/2020 3:39:51 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Saad Jaber, Tuesday, confirmed 26 new coronavirus (COVID)-19) cases in the Kingdom, bringing the total number of infections across the country to 153, including the case that have recovered.

Jaber said that the new cases reported are distributed as follows: 12 cases had attended the wedding in the northern city of Irbid, three cases had come from Britain, one of whom was in quarantine in a hotel, four cases have contracted the disease from patients, and one Spanish national came from Romania on March 10. Also, a case came from the U.S. ten days ago, and five others contracted the disease from one of the patients that in turn had got the virus from a nurse at the Al-Bashir Hospital in Amman.

In a joint press briefing with the Minister of State for Media Affairs, Amjad Adieleh, at the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM), the Minister pointed out Tuesday evening, that the increase in the number of cases today is due to the expansion of the medical testing and the increase of epidemiological tracking teams, stressing that the number of infections in Jordan is "still a non-dangerous indicator," but it calls for more caution and adherence to home quarantine until the epidemic is overcome.

He indicated that, under Royal directives, coordination has been underway with all medical agencies (Royal Medical Services, University of Jordan Hospital and private sector hospitals), to form specialized medical teams to support the Ministry of Health in the Prince Hamza Hospital.

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