Indonesia reports 3,205 newly COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Indonesia on Saturday confirmed 3,205 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day rise since Sept. 22, 2021, amid the spread of the Omicron variant in the archipelagic country.

With the increase, the country’s tally of infections rose to 4,283,453, the Health Ministry said.

The ministry’s senior official Siti Nadia Tarmizi said that the total number of confirmed Omicron cases had increased to 1,161.

In the past 24 hours, the death toll from COVID-19 in Indonesia rose by five to 144,206, while 627 more people have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,122,555.

As the Indonesian government is accelerating its national vaccination programs to curb the spread of the virus, more than 180.71 million people have received their first doses of vaccines, while over 123.78 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 Indonesian government has administered over 305.85 million doses, including the third booster jabs.