AMMAN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The tally of COVID-19 cases in Jordan crossed the 10,000 mark on Tuesday after 823 new infections were recorded.
The total COVID-19 cases in Jordan rose to 10,049, while the death toll from the virus climbed by six to 57, the Jordanian Health Ministry said in a statement.
Jordan also reported 137 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,496.
A total of 16,851 virus tests were conducted on Tuesday, bringing the overall coronavirus tests in the country to 1,204,201.
Natheer Obeidat, spokesperson of the National Epidemiological Committee in Jordan, said in a statement that Jordan would not resort to "herd immunity", adding that the only immunization option would be an efficient vaccine.
He pointed out that the spike of local infections is within the expected range, reiterating that the authorities will not stand idle as the Kingdom has reached the social spread of the coronavirus phase.
He also highlighted the necessity of quarantining COVID-19 patients and their contacts, and building more centers for coronavirus testing.
China has supported Jordan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that started in March. On May 31, China donated a batch of medical supplies to Jordan to help combat the coronavirus.
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