Jordan records 4,832 new cases, 10 deaths

Around 4.09 percent of the 24,968 COVID-19 tests that were conducted today came back positive. (Photo: Unsplash)
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health announced that 10 people died of COVID-19 in the week of August 13 to 19.

In the same period, 4,832 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, an 18.6 percent infectivity-related drop from the preceding week.

There were 27,312 PCR tests conducted in the specified week, compared with 33,625, marking an 18.8 percent drop from the preceding week. Of those tested, 17.7 percent were positive, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Currently, there are 4,189 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, compared with 5,187 a week earlier, a 19 percent decrease.

The ministry said the number of COVID-19 patients receiving treatment at hospitals countrywide reached 96, compared with 82 a week earlier.

On the national vaccination program, the ministry pointed out that the number of shots administered during the specified week stood at 2,088 for the first jab, 1,518 for the second, and 1,151 for the booster dose, totaling 4,757 shots, compared with 5,235 shots a week earlier, marking a 9 percent drop.

The total number of first dose recipients stands at 4.8 million, at a 75.2 percent rate for individuals who are 18 years and older, 4.6 million for the second jab, at a 71 percent rate, and 675,256 for the booster shot. اضافة اعلان

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