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Jordan's COVID-19 cases went up by 51% within week-MoH


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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health announced 1,329 new cases were recorded in the Kingdom over the 26th epidemiological week of 2022, spanning from June 25 to July 1, compared to 881 a week earlier, marking an increase of 51%, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.
Meanwhile, no COVID-19 deaths were recorded during this period for the fourth consecutive week, the MoH announced.
There are currently 1,104 active COVID-19 cases countrywide, compared with 703 a week earlier, constituting a 57% increase, according to the media statement issued by the Ministry of Health.
The statement added that the number of patients receiving treatment stood at 10, compared with four a week earlier.
With regard to testing, 13,127 PCR tests were conducted over the targeted week, 5.9 percent of which were positive, compared with 6.7 a week earlier.
On the national vaccination program, the ministry pointed out that the number of shots administered during the 26th week stood at 2,677 for the first jab, 3,323 for the second, and 7,937 for the booster dose, totaling 11,931 shots, compared with 11,126 shots a week earlier, marking a 7 percent increase.
The total number of first dose recipients stands at 4,804,056, at a 75 percent rate for the 18yrs and over target group and 4,542,511 for the second jab, at a 71 percent rate, and 666,856 for the booster shot.
Regarding immunization for the 12-17 age group, 237,387 received the first dose at a 25 percent rate, and double jabbed recipients reached 202,294 at a 20 percent rate. Meanwhile, among the 5-11 years age group, 266 and 196 children received the first and second doses, respectively.

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