Indonesia Covid-19 Update: 5,833 New Cases, 218 Deaths

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  • A vendor receives a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as Indonesia drives mass vaccination program for vendors at the Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

    A vendor receives a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as Indonesia drives mass vaccination program for vendors at the Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia continues to record high numbers of new Covid-19 infections as the government continues to push vaccine rollouts. On Thursday, April 29, the National Covid-19 Task Force reported 5,833 more cases.  

    According to data from the Health Ministry as of 12:00 Jakarta time, today's new cases were obtained from testing 75,820 specimens. 

    Indonesia's total caseload has now reached 1,662,868. The novel coronavirus was first detected in early March last year.

    The virus continues to claim lives. Authorities reported 218,177 more Covid-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 45,334.

    Read: Covid-19 Task Force Talks of Struggle to Reduce Case Fatality Rate

    Andita Rahma