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Jordan records 5 deaths, 5,939 COVID-19 infections

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 — Jordan recorded five deaths and 5,939 COVID-19 infections in the week of August 6 to 12, an 8 percent increase in cases from the previous week, the Ministry of Health announced, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

At least 33,625 PCR tests were conducted in the designated week, compared with 27,018 in the preceding week, a 24 percent increase, with 17.7 percent positivity rate, against 20.3 percent a week earlier, according to a ministry statement released Sunday.

Currently, there are 5,187 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, a 10 percent increase over the 4,701 cases recorded a week earlier.

There are 82 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, compared with 63 from the earlier week.

On the national vaccination program, the ministry pointed out that the number of shots administered stood at 2,352 for the first jab, 1,692 for the second, and 1,191 for the booster dose, totaling 5,235 shots, compared with 5,275 shots a week earlier, marking a 1 percent increase.

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, 4.5 million for the second jab, at a 71 percent rate, and 674,105 for the booster shot.

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