Indonesia reports 2,927 new Covid-19 cases, seven more deaths on Monday (Jan 24)

A devotee cleans statues of deities at a temple in Surabaya on Monday, January 24, 2022, ahead of the Lunar New Year as Chinese communities around the world will welcome the Year of the Tiger on February 1. - AFP

JAKARTA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua): Indonesia on Monday confirmed 2,927 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's tally of infections to 4,289,305, according to the country's health ministry.

The ministry's senior official Siti Nadia Tarmizi reported on Monday morning that the total number of confirmed Omicron cases in the archipelago has increased to 1,626.

Among the Omicron cases, 1,019 are imported, while 369 are local transmissions, she said. Health authorities are still identifying sources of the 238 cases.

The ministry said that in the past 24 hours, the death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia rose by seven to 144,227, while 944 more people recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,124,211.

As the Indonesian government is accelerating its national vaccination programs to curb the spread of the virus, more than 181.37 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 124.33 million have taken the second doses.

Indonesia started mass Covid-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 307.07 million doses, including the third booster jabs. - Xinhua

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