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News 01/01/2021

Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (January 1, 2021)

Entering the first day of 2021, corona virus cases in Indonesia are still increasing.

As of today, Friday (1/1), there have been an additional 8,072 positive cases of COVID-19, a total of 751,270 people. Meanwhile, the number of patients recovered today has increased by 6,839 people. In total, there have been 617,936 people in Indonesia who have recovered from corona. The bad news is that there are still quite a lot of patients who died, specifically 191 people. This figure adds the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country to 22,329 people.

The results of positive cases reported today were obtained from examining 40,785 specimen samples. Meanwhile, the number of suspects, or people who are currently being monitored, is 68,418 people.

President Jokowi targets that the COVID-19 vaccination process will begin in mid-January 2021. The priority groups that get the vaccine first are health workers and public service workers.

Meanwhile, Thursday (31/12/2020) yesterday, as many as 1.8 million doses of ready-to-use Sinovac vaccine arrived in Indonesia. A total of 3 million doses of Sinovac have been secured and stored at Bio Farma’s head office in Bandung, West Java. Vaccination will be carried out if the vaccine has received emergency permission from BPOM RI.

The following is the distribution of the Corona virus based on age in Indonesia:

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In Indonesia, more than half of the patients (data until January 1, 2021) are male. (male: 50.81%, female: 49.19%, unannounced 0.00%)

Source: covid19.go.id; corona.jakarta.go.id; Kementrian Kesehatan; kompas.com

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