Indonesia reports 404 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and 11 more deaths on Saturday (Nov 27)


A woman receives a shot of Sinovac COVID-19 at North Sumatra University (USU) Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Indonesia has recovered significantly from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stalling due to logistical challenges and other issues, and with holidays approaching, experts and officials warn it could soon face another surge. - AP

JAKARTA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua): Indonesia on Saturday confirmed 404 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 4,255,672, according to the country's Health Ministry.

The ministry reported that the death toll from the virus in the country rose by 11 to 143,807, while 260 more people recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,103,639.

Indonesia started mass Covid-19 vaccinations on Jan. 13 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

Indonesia has recovered significantly from a mid-year spike in coronavirus cases and deaths that was one of the worst in the region, but with its vaccination drive stalling due to logistical challenges and other issues, and with holidays approaching, experts and officials warn it could soon face another surge.

For the record, more than 138.11 million people have received their first dose of vaccines, while over 93.66 million have taken the second dose.

Indonesia has so far administered over 233.01 million doses, including the third booster jabs.

The Indonesian government aims to vaccinate 208.2 million people in the country. - Xinhua

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