Indonesia Logs 393 New COVID-19 Cases, 14 More Deaths

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  • A healthcare worker wearing protective gear makes a test in a person for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, April 7, 2020. Indonesia launched a drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Tuesday in Bogor to help diagnose patients and keep them from infecting others in hospital waiting rooms. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    A healthcare worker wearing protective gear makes a test in a person for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, April 7, 2020. Indonesia launched a drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Tuesday in Bogor to help diagnose patients and keep them from infecting others in hospital waiting rooms. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian health ministry on Saturday, Nov. 20, confirmed 393 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 4,253,098 since the onset of the pandemic.

    The ministry reported that the death toll from the virus in the country rose by 14 to 143,728, while 379 more people recovered during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 4,101,216.

    Indonesia started mass COVID-19 vaccinations on Jan. 13 after the authorities approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.

    More than 134.02 million people have received their first dose of vaccines, while over 88.76 million have taken the second dose.

    Indonesia has so far administered over 223.98 million doses, including the third booster jabs.

    The government aims to vaccinate 208.2 million people in the country.

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    Xinhua