Mon, 23 May 2022

JAKARTA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia confirmed 1,745 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day rise since Sept. 30 last year, amid the spread of the Omicron variant in the archipelago.

With the increase, the country's tally of infections rose to 4,275,528, the Health Ministry said.

Senior official at the ministry Siti Nadia Tarmizi said the total number of confirmed Omicron cases in the archipelago on Wednesday increased to 882.

In the past 24 hours, the death toll from COVID-19 in the country rose by nine to 144,192, while 504 more people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,120,540.

As the Indonesian government is accelerating its national vaccination programs to curb the spread of coronavirus, more than 178.26 million people have received their first dose of vaccines, while over 121.56 million have taken the second dose.

Indonesia started mass COVID-19 vaccinations in January last year after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

Aiming to fully vaccinate 208.2 million people in the country, the Indonesian government has administered over 301.17 million doses, including the third booster jabs.

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