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Covid-19 cases in Indonesia surge by 30-40 per day

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Jakarta, IO – Many countries, including Indonesia, have seen Covid-19 resurgence. Based on data from the Health Ministry (Kemenkes) as of December 6, the average daily cases increased by 35-40 cases.

Kemenkes Disease Prevention and Control director general Maxi Rein Rondonuwu explained that the spike was caused by the Omicron XBB 1.5 subvariant, per Liputan6, Fri (8/12).

Nevertheless, Maxi said that the subvariant that also caused drive up cases in Singapore and Malaysia is relatively mild and the transmission rate is not as fast as other early variants.

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This was also confirmed by Erlina Burhan, Covid-19 Task Force (Satgas) chair who is also the executive board member of the Indonesian Medical Council (IDI).

She explained that the number of cases has increased threefold during the October-November period, from 65 patients in early October to 151 by late November. Erlina also revealed that there was one death in November. (un)

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