Epidemics Committee monitoring rise in COVID-19 cases in Jordan: source

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Published: 2021-01-31 17:42

Last Updated: 2024-02-26 09:45


Epidemics Committee monitoring rise in COVID-19 cases in Jordan: source
Epidemics Committee monitoring rise in COVID-19 cases in Jordan: source

A source in the Epidemics Committee Sunday stressed the need for citizens to adhere to public safety measures, indicating that the committee is monitoring with concern the return of the higher number of recorded COVID-19 infections in Jordan in recent days.

Sunday, the daily positivity rate of PCR tests reached 5.55 percent out of 21,270 tests conducted. Notably, Jordan recorded 1,181 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths.

On Dec. 5, The Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat announced on Roya's Nabd Al-Balad program that for all sectors to re-open, including schools, a sufficient number of PCR tests must be conducted with a positive percentage rate of less than five daily.


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During the past two weeks, Jordans PCR positivity rate had not exceeded five percent.

The source, who requested anonymity, indicated that the number of infections recorded in Jordan at the end of this week will be examined and compared with previous weeks.