COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan

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COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationJordan
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseAmman
Arrival date2 March 2020
(7 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases540[1]
Active cases85
Recovered389[1]
Deaths
9[1]
Government website
corona.moh.gov.jo

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spread to Jordan on 2 March 2020, when the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case in the kingdom. As of May 2, Jordan had 460 confirmed cases, with 367 recovered and 9 deaths.

Cases[change | change source]

On 2 March, the Prime Ministry of Jordan reported the first case of coronavirus in Jordan.[2][3] The Jordanian had returned from Italy two weeks prior, before quarantine procedures for Jordanians returning from Italy had been put in place.[2][4][5]

On 22 March, there were 13 additional cases confirmed, one of the cases was for a 19-year-old man who came from Britain, and 5 more cases from Irbid's wedding, and 6 cases for people who were in close contact with a nurse who was infected, including an 83-year-old woman who was in mild to moderate condition, and one of unknown origin, bringing the total of the cases to 112.[6]

Death[change | change source]

On 28 March, the first death resulting from COVID-19 was confirmed in the kingdom. An 83-year-old woman who was admitted to a private hospital suffering from many illnesses along with blood poisoning.[7] Later in the evening, the total confirmed cases rose to 246 after 11 new cases were confirmed. Of those 11, 5 cases came from Irbid, 1 individual who was in close contact with an infected person, 1 woman who was in close contact with her infected daughter that was visiting from Norway, 3 cases from those already quarantined in hotels (2 of which came from the UK and 1 came from Baghdad, and the final remaining case is of unknown origin/cause, investigations are still ongoing.

The health Minister announced that there are 3 cases in serious conditions.[8]

Infection rate[change | change source]

On 8 May, 8 new cases were confirmed until noon. These are also linked to the recent discovery of an infected driver a couple of days ago in Mafraq.[9] 4 of these cases have been reported in Ramtha[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Jordan's official covid-19 website homepage". corona.moh.gov.jo. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "وكالة الانباء الاردنية". petra.gov.jo. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  3. "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com.
  4. "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com.
  5. "First Jordanian infected with coronavirus says he is recovering, cautions others". english.alarabiya.net. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  6. "أزمة_كورونا". 112 إصابة في الأردن ومسنة حالتها متوسطة إلى سيئة (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  7. "أزمة_كورونا". أول وفاة بفيروس كورونا لمُسِنة في الأردن (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  8. "أزمة_كورونا". 11 حالة جديدة مصابة بالفيروس سجلت في الأردن (in Arabic).
  9. "أزمة_كورونا". 29 إصابة بالفيروس لمخالطي سائق الشاحنة في المفرق (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  10. "تسجيل 4 اصابات جديدة بكورونا في الرمثا". رؤيا الأخباري (in Arabic). Retrieved 2020-05-08.