Indonesia registers 4,329 new cases of COVID-19
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia recorded 4,329 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with Jakarta adding the highest number of infections at 2,131, according to data from the COVID-19 Management Task Force.
After Jakarta, the provinces with the most new cases were West Java (871), Banten (643), East Java (251) and Bali (158), according to data received from the task force here.
The data also showed that 2,702 patients have recovered from COVID-19, while 6 patients succumbed to the virus on Saturday.
Since Indonesia‘s first COVID-19 case was confirmed in March 2020, the country has recorded a total of 6,131,413 COVID-19 cases, 5,947,980 recoveries and 156,839 deaths.
On Saturday, the number of active cases or patients in isolation was recorded at 26,594, an increase of 1,621 from the previous day.
The task force’s health support for emergencies subsector chief, Alexander K. Ginting, said the number of active cases exceeded the Department of Health’s forecast of 20,000 active cases.
Although the number of COVID-19 cases shows an upward trend, hospital bed occupancy is still in the range of three to four percent as the majority of patients have only mild or no symptoms. .
As part of efforts to build community immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a national vaccination program on January 13, 2021, targeting up to 208,265,720 citizens across the country.
According to data provided by the COVID-19 task force, as of Saturday, as many as 201,907,334 Indonesians have received the first dose of vaccine, 169,514,244 have received the second dose and 52,747,194 have taken the dose of reminder.
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