Over 34.70 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 34.70 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Illustration - The number of Indonesians receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine jab increased by 786,703 to reach 61,222,258 on Saturday. (ANTARA/HO)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 34,702,821 Indonesians have received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose as of Saturday, according to the COVID-19 Response Task Force.

The number of fully vaccinated Indonesians rose by 581,618 on Saturday compared to the day before, it informed.

Meanwhile, the number of Indonesians receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine jab increased by 786,703 to reach 61,222,258.

Overall, Indonesia is seeking to vaccinate 208,265,720 citizens to build herd immunity against the coronavirus under the nationwide vaccination drive, which was rolled out on January 13, 2021.

Despite having been vaccinated against the COVID-19, the public should continue to stay disciplined in following health protocols to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus, the force said.

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The health protocols include wearing masks, washing hands with soap and running water, keeping a physical distance, avoiding crowds, and reducing mobility.

Indonesia added 10,050 COVD-19 cases in the 24 hours ending Saturday afternoon, which took the total tally to 4,066,404 since the country reported its first confirmed COVID-19 cases in March 2020.

With 18,594 patients recovering from the coronavirus on Saturday, the number of recoveries increased to 3,707,850.

Meanwhile, 591 patients succumbed to the infection, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 131,372.

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