JAKARTA, Jan 28 (NNN-ANTARA) – Indonesia yesterday confirmed 8,077 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day rise, since Sept 2, 2021, amid the spread of the Omicron variant in the country.
With the increase, the country’s tally of infections rose to 4,309,270, the country’s Health Ministry said.
At a press conference yesterday, Indonesian Health Minister, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, reported that, the total number of confirmed Omicron cases in the country has increased to 1,988.
To date, the number of patients who died due to the coronavirus variant has risen to three, he said.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Indonesia in the past 24 hours rose by seven, to 144,261, while 1,643 more people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,129,305.
As the government is accelerating its national vaccination programme, to curb the spread of the virus, more than 183.06 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 126.41 million have taken the second doses.
Indonesia started mass COVID-19 vaccinations in Jan, last year, after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.
Aiming to fully vaccinate 208.26 million people in the country, the government has administered over 310.85 million doses, including the third booster jabs.– NNN-ANTARA