Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Indonesia detects record over 21,000 Coronavirus cases in single day

Indonesia set a new record for daily Corona virus cases on Sunday with more than 21,000, as hospitals are flooded with patients in Jakarta and other COVID-19 hotspots across Southeast Asia’s hardest-hit nation.

The figure brings the country’s tally for the pandemic to more than 2.1 million Corona virus cases with 57,138 deaths.

COVID-19 Task Force Spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi said, it was predicted there would be a surge in the number of cases.

The peak is expected in the next two to three weeks, she added.

The hospitals in the hard-hit capital Jakarta as well as West and Central Java have been flooded with patients, including those infected with the highly transmissible Delta variant.

The country is aiming to inoculate more than 180 million of its 270 million people by early next year, but only about five per cent of the population has so far been fully vaccinated.

On Saturday, the government said, it had reached its goal of inoculating more than one million people in a single day.

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