90 percent of coronavirus infections in Jordan are caused by Omicron: Belbisi

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Published: 2022-02-10 19:00

Last Updated: 2022-12-05 17:42


90 percent of coronavirus infections in Jordan are caused by Omicron: Belbisi
90 percent of coronavirus infections in Jordan are caused by Omicron: Belbisi

Thursday, adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Affairs, responsible for the coronavirus file, Adel Belbisi, said that 90 percent of the coronavirus infections recorded daily are caused by the Omicron variant.

In statements to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Balbisi noted that 116,000 COVID-19 infections were recorded during the past six days, adding that Omicron-related hospital admissions reach one percent of the total number of COVID-19 cases.

According to Belbisi, adhering to the required health and safety measures will contribute to reducing the number of hospital admissions that exceed 200 daily.


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He noted that the fourth wave is witnessing a drop in the number of deaths, compared to the previous waves.

Belbisi also expected that the peak of the current wave will be next week, hoping that infections will drop and Jordan's COVID-19 curve indicators will stabilize.

He also spoke about the coronavirus vaccination campaign in Jordan.


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Belbisi said 72 percent of those aged 18 and above received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while 66 percent received the second dose and around 465,000 received the third dose, adding that the number is “relatively low.”

A total of 194,000 aged between 12 and 17 received the coronavirus vaccine, including 14,000 students, he added.

He lastly stressed that no change has been made to the COVID-19 isolation period.


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Notably, those who get infected with the virus must isolate themselves for seven days if they do not show coronavirus symptoms, and 10 days if they show symptoms.

Thursday, Jordan recorded 22 deaths and 21,460 new coronavirus cases.