Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia increased by 4,048 on Monday, taking the total tally to 6,172,390, the COVID-19 Handling Task Force reported.

According to data from the task force, which was accessed by ANTARA here on Monday, the province that recorded the highest number of new cases was Jakarta at 2,168.

After Jakarta, the provinces that recorded the most new infections on Monday were West Java (698), Banten (534), East Java (220), Bali (132), and Central Java (61).

Meanwhile, the number of patients who recovered from COVID-19 increased by 4,023 on Monday. Overall, COVID-19 recoveries in Indonesia have touched 5,975,011 so far.

The provinces that recorded the most recoveries on Monday were Jakarta, with 2,377 recoveries, followed by West Java (644), Banten (317), East Java (250), Bali (105), and Central Java (80).

The data also showed that 14 COVID-19 patients succumbed to the virus on Monday: three from Jakarta, two from West Java, one from East Java, three from Bali, one from Central Java, one from South Kalimantan, one from North Sumatra, one from South Sumatra, and one from North Sulawesi.

Currently, 40,463 COVID-19 patients are still undergoing isolation, the task force reported.

Taking note of the increase in cases, the COVID-19 Handling Task Force reminded the public to continue to strengthen health protocol compliance to prevent the spread of the virus, considering that Indonesia is still in the midst of a pandemic.

The task force also reminded the public to get vaccinated, starting from the first dose to the booster dose.

As part of efforts to boost community immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021, targeting as many as 208,265,720 citizens across the country.

According to data provided by the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, as of Monday, as many as 202,220,748 Indonesians have received the first vaccine dose, 169,838,808 have been administered the second dose, and 54,676,848 have taken the booster dose.

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Translator: Wuryanti Puspitasari, Raka Adj
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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