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Health Ministry: Covid-19 XBB variant spreading to 7 provinces

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Illustration of Red-and-White vaccine. (IO/Dumaz Artadi)

The seven provinces are Jakarta, West Kalimantan, Lampung, North Sumatra, Central Java, Banten and West Java.

In a week, cases have increased by 47.24 percent, with 4,896 hospitalizations from October-November 8. As many as 133 patients (5 percent) were admitted to intensive care unit, while 4,763 patients (95 percent) were treated in isolation rooms.

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“The public are advised to get fully vaccinated or boosted immediately. The patients with moderate, severe and critical symptoms are those who have yet been vaccinated, and the elderly are the group with the highest mortality,” noted dr Syahril. (rr)

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