Published: 2021-10-09 10:42
Last Updated: 2021-10-22 07:39
Jordan has confirmed 7,135 new coronavirus cases between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8, which is the highest number of infections recorded in 22 weeks.
The number of coronavirus cases increased during this week by 796 infections (around 12 percent) in comparison with the previous week.
The rate of PCR positivity test results also rose to reach its highest levels in eight weeks, as it increased around 0.3 percent compared to last week.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Jordan has confirmed 831,832 cases and 10,789 deaths.
A total of 3,353,575 people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in Jordan since the beginning of the Kingdom’s national COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Jan. 13.
Friday, the former Minister of Health, Walid Al-Maani, said the epidemiological curve in Jordan is ‘worrying.’ He wrote on his official Twitter account that the number of coronavirus cases as of Friday evening are worrying.
Maani said that there has been an increase in the weekly number of COVID-19 cases by nearly 10 percent.
However, he noted that Jordan still needs three weeks in order to determine the stability of the COVID-19 curve in the Kingdom.
He lastly called on citizens to adhere to preventive measures and receive the coronavirus vaccine.