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Jordan urges citizens to vaccinate amid third coronavirus wave

AMMAN, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- The Jordanian Ministry of Health on Sunday urged citizens to take vaccines against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while the nation witnessed the third wave of the contagion.
Dr. Adel Al-Balbisi, the ministry secretary for epidemics, said in televised remarks that the new wave of infections began after recording some 20,000 cases a week, with an increase of 5,000 weekly, in addition to hike of positive-result PCRs by eight percent.
Dr. Al-Balbisi indicated that there were no serious concerns with respect of hospitals' accommodation capacities, noting that beds' occupancy was in the range of 30 percent.
Number of people who took the first jab against the pandemic in Jordan, populated by 11 million people, stood at four million and count of those who had it twice settled at 3.6 million, he said.
Meanwhile, the ministry said number of people who were listed among the infected on Sunday reached 3,579 and deaths 14, bringing the tally of the contaminated to 915,000 and the death toll to 11,360. (end) mjb.rk