Indonesia reports 1,760 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and 86 more deaths - lowest numbers in more than a year


A woman lowers her mask to eat her communion wafer as people attend prayers while observing prevention measures against Covid-19 coronavirus, at a cathedral in Jakarta on Sunday, September 26, 2021. - AFP

JAKARTA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua): The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,760 within one day to 4,208,013, with the death toll adding by 86 to 141,467, the country's Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Indonesia said its daily infection numbers dropped to the lowest level in more than a year.

The country reported 1,760 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the least since August 2020, according to the Health Ministry.

Deaths also declined to the lowest level since March, with 86 people dying on Sept 26.

More than 4 million people in South-East Asia’s largest economy have tested positive with the virus since the pandemic began.

According to the ministry, 2,976 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of patients recovering from Covid19 to 4,023,777.

To date, at least 48.52 million people in Indonesia have received two shots of vaccines, while 86.46 million have taken the first doses, the ministry said. - Xinhua

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