Indonesia reports nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 infections as virus variants cause concern

Indonesia reports nearly 9,000 new COVID-19 infections as virus variants cause concern

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported 8,892 new daily coronavirus infections on Thursday (Jun 10), the highest number since Feb 23. The country has reported nearly 1.9 million cases in total.

Data from Indonesia’s COVID-19 taskforce also showed 211 deaths reported on Thursday, taking total fatalities to 52,373.

A jump in coronavirus cases on Indonesia’s two most populous islands has health experts worried that the worst could be yet to come, with few curbs on movement at a time when dangerous variants drive record fatalities elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Case numbers have risen sharply in Java and Sumatra three weeks after holidays that followed the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, when millions ventured across the archipelago, ignoring a temporary travel ban.

In Kudus, central Java, where healthcare reinforcements have been brought in, cases skyrocketed 7,594 per cent according to Wiku Adisasmito of Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force. Hospital capacity had hit 90 per cent there, local media reported.

Source – CNA

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