COVID-19 deaths 10 times higher than seasonal flu deaths: Hawari

Jordan

Published: 2021-03-02 21:16

Last Updated: 2021-04-15 01:21


COVID-19 deaths 10 times higher than seasonal flu deaths: Hawari
COVID-19 deaths 10 times higher than seasonal flu deaths: Hawari

Tuesday, the head of the National Center for Epidemics and Communicable Diseases Firas Al-Hawari said that the death rate among COVID-19 patients ranges between 1-4 percent, which is approximately 10 times higher than the deaths caused by the seasonal influenza.

Hawari called on citizens to register on the official online platform to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, stressing that the only way for this pandemic to come to an end is to vaccinate a large number of citizens and residents of Jordan.

Earlier Tuesday, the Director of the Coronavirus Crisis Cell Mazen Al-Faraya said during a press conference that a total of 419,405 people have registered for vaccination on the official platform, noting that 107,615 received one dose of the vaccine and 40,281 received both doses.

He added that currently Jordan has the capacity to vaccinate 20,000 people.

The Kingdom has 11,628 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 3,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine.

He noted that no deaths were recorded as a result of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, stressing that 85 percent of coronavirus deaths in Jordan are among those aged over 55.

He said the government will contact those 60 and over who registered for vaccinations but missed their appointments.


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