JAKARTA (Xinhua): Indonesia's Health Ministry reported on Friday (July 23) that the coronavirus cases across the archipelago rose by 49,071 within the past 24 hours to 3,082,410, with the death toll adding by 1,566 to 80,598.
This has been the highest daily number of fatalities the country ever reported since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Additional 38,988 recovered patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries from the pandemic in the South-East Asian country to 2,431,911, according to the ministry.
The virus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces and the more transmissible virus Delta variant has contributed to the surges in Covid-19 cases in some of the country's regions.
The South-East Asian nation is accelerating its massive vaccination programme while maintaining restrictions on public mobility in several regions amid its deteriorating second Covid-19 wave.
The government plans to relax the restrictions on July 26 if the situation is under control.