Jordan’s COVID-19 cases climb up by 24% last week

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 number of COVID-19 infections jumped by 24 percent to 334 cases in the week of May 28 to June 3, compared with 269 infections a week earlier, said Dr Adel Al-Belbisi, the prime minister’s adviser for Health Affairs who oversees the coronavirus file.اضافة اعلان

He said the number of PCR tests reached 15,071, compared with  15,933 tests in the previous week.

Active cases increased by 31 percent to 241, compared with 184 infections during the previous week.

On the national vaccination program, he said that the number of shots administered during the week of May 28 through June 3 stood at 6,081 for the first dose, 9,465 for the second, and 2,051 for the booster jab, totaling 17,597 shots, compared with 11,845 shots a week earlier, marking a 50 percent increase.

To date, a total of 4,789,940 first doses were administered at about 75 percent of the target age of 18 years and older, and 4,512,045 for second jabs, 70 percent of the same age group, while 660,428 for booster jabs, he noted.

Regarding inoculation among children aged 12 to 17 years, he said the number of first dose recipients was 235,015 at a 25 percent rate, and 193,354 for the second dose, at a 20 percent rate, while vaccination of younger children, aged 5 to 11 years, stood at 239 for the first dose, and 167 others were double jabbed.

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