Jordan reports 4 coronavirus cases, takes count to 33

By Laith Al-jnaidi, Zeynep Hilal Karyagdi

JORDAN (AA) – Jordan's coronavirus infections rose to 33 after four new cases were detected, according to a hospital source on Tuesday.

"All patients are recovering well," Abdulaziz al-Khashman, the head of Prince Hamza Hospital in Amman, told state television.

Meanwhile, the Jordan Stock Exchange suspended operations on Tuesday until further notice amid global crisis triggered by the spread of fatal coronavirus.

The virus emerged in Wuhan, China last December, and has spread to nearly 150 countries and territories. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic.

Out of over 183,000 confirmed cases, the death toll now exceeds 7,100, while more than 79,900 have recovered, according to Worldometer, a website that compiles new case numbers.

The current number of active cases is more than 96,000, with 94% in mild condition and 6% in critical condition.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz