Jordan's COVID-19 cases up 15pct in one week, says ministry

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 Sunday that 2,455 new cases were recorded in the Kingdom during the 28th epidemiological week of 2022, spanning from July 9th to July 15th, compared to 2,135 infections recorded a week earlier, marking an increase of 15 percent, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile, the ministry said in a weekly statement that only one coronavirus-related death was recorded during this period. There are currently 2,231 active COVID-19 cases countrywide, compared with 1,768 a week earlier, constituting a 26 percent increase.

The statement added that the number of patients receiving treatment stood at 27, compared with 15 a week earlier.

With regard to testing for the virus, 16,948 PCR tests were conducted over the past week, a decline of 45 percent (approximately 30,644 PCR tests) from tests administered a week earlier. In addition, about 14 percent of the past week's tests were positive, compared with a 6.9 percent positivity rate a week earlier.

On the national vaccination program, the ministry pointed out that the number of shots administered during the 28th week stood at 799 for the first jab, 607 for the second, and 565 for the booster dose, totaling 2,070 shots, compared with 5,213 shots a week earlier, marking a 60 percent decrease.

The total number of first dose recipients stands at 4,806,658, at a 75.1 percent rate for the 18yrs and over target group and 4,545,299 for the second jab, at a 71 percent rate, and 668,749 for the booster shot.

Regarding immunization for the 12-17 age group, 237,622 received the first dose at a 25 percent rate, and double jabbed recipients reached 202,561 at a 20 percent rate. Meanwhile, among the 5-11 years age group, 289 and 210 children received the first and second doses, respectively.

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