Indonesia reports 9, 868 Covid-19 infections on Sunday (June 13), highest since Feb 22


A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine during the mass vaccination program for transportations workers at Kampung Rambutan bus station in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 11, 2021. - Reuters

JAKARTA, June 13 (Reuters/Xinhua): Indonesia reported on Sunday a total 9, 868 Covid-19 daily infections, the highest since Feb. 22, the Indonesian Covid-19 task force said.

Total infections as of Sunday (june 13) are 1, 911, 358.

The Southeast Asian country also reported 149 Covid-19 fatalities, taking the total to 52, 879.

An additional 4, 655 recovered patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries from the pandemic to 1, 745, 091 in the Southeast Asian country.

The virus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.

Specifically, in the past 24 hours, Jakarta recorded 2, 769 new confirmed cases, Central Java 2, 579, West Java 1, 242, Yogyakarta 466 and East Java 418.

No new cases were detected in West Sulawesi province.

Indonesia has detected the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant in the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Kudus district of Central Java province, the province's governor Ganjar Pranowo said on Sunday.

The governor said that 86.11 percent or 62 out of a total of 72 samples of recent Covid-19 cases in Kudus emanated from the Delta variant first reported in India.

"The spread of this virus variant is very fast. Three weeks ago Covid-19 in Kudus affected only three sub-districts but today they are happening in 11 sub-districts," Pranowo said. - Reuters/Xinhua

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