Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 12 Indonesian provinces reported zero new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

The 12 provinces were Aceh, West Sumatra, Bengkulu, Bangka Belitung, West Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, West Sumatra, and Maluku.

Meanwhile, Jakarta led among the provinces that recorded new infections, with 260 cases reported in the city on Tuesday, followed by West Java (78), Banten (58), East Java (35), and Bali (23).

On Tuesday, two provinces, namely East Java and Central Java, recorded one death each, taking the total fatalities to 156,624.

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Overall, the number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia on Tuesday increased by 518 to reach 6,057,660. The nation’s first case was announced in early March 2020.

According to the task force’s data, the total COVID-19 recoveries increased by 350 to reach 5,897,372 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 patients undergoing quarantine and/or treatment swelled by 166 to 3,664, the data showed.

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As part of efforts to boost community immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021. President Joko Widodo was the first vaccine recipient under the program.

Overall, the government is targeting to vaccinate as many as 208,265,720 citizens across the country.

According to data provided by the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, as of Tuesday, as many as 200,629,176 Indonesians have received the first vaccine dose, 167,796,320 have received the second dose, and 46,817,474 have received the booster dose.

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