A senior resident gets his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Cianjur district, West Java on June 22, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesia Reports Lowest Daily Covid-19 Cases in Over a Month


AUGUST 09, 2021

Jakarta. Indonesia recorded the lowest number of newly Covid-19 cases since June 30 as the extended lockdown across Java and Bali entered the final day on Monday.

There have been 20,709 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s overall tally to 3,686,740, government figures show.

The last time the country reported fewer daily numbers was on June 29, when it added 20,467 cases.

However, the daily death toll remains alarmingly high, with a further 1,475 deaths in the 24-hour period.

The virus has killed 108,571 people in the largely unvaccinated country to date.

The daily death toll has been within the four-digit territory since July 16, although Monday’s fatality number is the lowest since July 27 when Indonesia saw a record 2,069 Covid deaths.

The total number of active cases falls to 448,508, also the lowest in weeks.

Indonesia reimposed strict restrictions on July 3 amid a dramatic surge in newly cases and deaths attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant. It has since been extended twice.

Coronavirus is still raging in densely populated island of Java, home to 70 percent of overall cases countrywide.

Central Java added 4,210 new cases on Monday for a total of 419,356. It also reported the highest death toll in the one-day period with 404 deaths, bringing its total to 23,007.

West Java, the country’s biggest province by population, recorded 2,422 cases to take its total to 639,404.

The national capital Jakarta has seen a steady decline in new cases in recent weeks, but it remains the hardest hit by the Indonesian outbreak with 832,227 cases overall. 

East Java has reported more Covid deaths than any other provinces, with a total of 23,292 as of Monday.