Jordan sees 5 COVID-19 deaths, 3,946 cases within week-MoH

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 — Ministry of Health announced that the 34th epidemiological week spanning from August 20-26 saw 5 COVID-19 fatalities and 3,946 virus cases, marking an 18.3% infectivity-related drop, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان
21,957 PCR tests were conducted over the targeted week, with an 18% positivity rate, according to the ministry's media statement issued Sunday.
There are currently 3,353 active COVID-19 cases countrywide, compared with 4,189 a week earlier, with a 20% decrease.
Moreover, the ministry said number of COVID-19 patients still receiving treatment at hospitals countrywide has reached 59, compared with 96 a week earlier.
On the national vaccination program, the ministry pointed out that the number of shots administered during the 34th week stood at 1,800 for the first jab, 1, 605 for the second, and 1, 054 for the booster dose, totaling 4,459 shots, compared with 4,757 shots a week earlier, marking a 22% drop.
The total number of first dose recipients stands at 4,818,836, at a 75.2 percent rate for the 18yrs and over target group and 4,555,478 for the second jab, at a 71 percent rate, and 676,310 for the booster shot, according to the briefing.
Regarding immunization for the 12-17 age group, 238,532 received the first dose at a 25 percent rate, and double jabbed recipients reached 203,444 at a 20 percent rate. Meanwhile, among the 5-11 years age group, 337 and 236 children received the first and second doses, respectively.