Over 2.41 million Indonesians get first vaccine dose

Over 2.41 million Indonesians get first vaccine dose

A healthcare worker records data of senior citizens at a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination program in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta on March 3, 2021. (ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Adimaja/aww)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of Indonesians receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine rose by 127,492 to reach 2,413,615 as of Friday afternoon, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.


Meanwhile, 14,309 additional people received the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total count to 1,114,537 since the country rolled out the vaccination campaign on January 13, 2021.


Indonesia reported 6,971 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 6,331 recoveries in the 24 hours ending 12 p.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB) on Friday.


In total, the number of COVID-19 cases reached 1,368,069, while the number of recoveries were recorded at 1,182,687 as of Friday.


With 129 more deaths, the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 reached 37,026.


In the day ending 12 p.m. WIB on Friday, the number of suspected cases reached 66,546, while 36,107 specimens were examined in laboratories for detecting the virus. The number of active cases, or patients under treatment, increased by 511 to touch 148,356.


The government has set a target of inoculating 181,554,465 people, or 70 percent of the total population of Indonesia, to build herd immunity against the coronavirus. 


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