Only way to confront COVID-19 is through vaccines — Shboul

3. Vaccine
A healthcare worker administering a COVID-19 vaccine in Amman. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs and official spokesperson for the government, Faisal Al-Shboul, said that the number of COVID-19 infections in Jordan has risen to 193,000 active cases, and there is no way to confirm that those people are self-isolating or in quarantine at home, according to Khabarni.اضافة اعلان

Shboul said that the only way to confront the epidemic is through vaccines, adding that the percentage of those who received the vaccine from in the target group 18 years and above has reached 70 percent, which is considered a good percentage.

Shboul said that the number of infections in the last three days indicates that the wave has started to subside, noting that three weeks ago hospital admissions reached 4 percent of infected cases, while during the last week the rate dropped to 1.5 percent.

However, despite the high infection rates, this wave has not been as life-threatening as the previous wave, according to Shboul. Occupancy rate at hospitals during this wave did not exceed 30 percent, he said.

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