Indonesia reports 2,925 new Covid-19 cases, 14 more deaths including two Omicron fatalities on Sunday (Jan 23)


A health worker administers a Pfizer Covid-19 booster shot to an elderly woman at her residence during a door to door vaccination campaign in Tangerang Indonesia. - AP

JAKARTA, Jan 23 (Xinhua): Indonesia on Sunday confirmed 2,925 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's tally of infections to 4,286,378, according to the country's Health Ministry.

The ministry said that in the past 24 hours, the death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia rose by 14 to 144,220, while 712 more people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,123,267.

More than 181.13 million Indonesian people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 124.08 million have taken the second doses.

Indonesia started mass Covi-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 government has administered over 306.57 million doses, including the third booster jabs.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health also confirmed the first two deaths from the Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday amid a spike in cases triggered by the more infectious virus.

The ministry's spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi said one case was locally infected in Banten province and the other was an international traveler who passed away in the capital Jakarta.

"Both patients have comorbidities," Tarmizi said.

Indonesia has recorded a total of 1,161 cases of the Omicron variant since Dec 15 last year, when the Ministry of Health detected the first case of the more infectious variant.

Authorities have increased bed capacity in hospitals to deal with Covid-19 and intensified access to telemedicine for coronavirus patients with mild and moderate symptoms. - Xinhua

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