COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia
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Cases per 100,000 by province as of 6 March 2021
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Confirmed cases by province as of 7 March 2021
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Deaths by province as of 7 March 2021
COVID-19 pandemic recoveries in Indonesia map.svg
Recoveries by province as of 6 March 2021
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseKemang, Jakarta
Arrival date2 March 2020
(1 year and 5 days)
Confirmed cases1,379,662[1][2]
Active cases147,740[1][2]
Suspected cases67,659[1][2]
Fatality rate2.7%
510 regencies and cities in 34 provinces[1][2]
Government website
see cases by province
Suspected cases have not been confirmed by laboratory tests as being due to this strain, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was confirmed to have spread to Indonesia on 2 March 2020, after a dance instructor and her mother tested positive for the virus. Both were infected from a Japanese national.[3][4]

By 9 April 2020, the pandemic had spread to all 34 provinces in the country. Jakarta, West Java, and Central Java are the worst-hit provinces, together accounting more than half of the national total cases. The largest increase of new cases in a single day occurred on 30 January 2021, when 14,518 cases were announced. At most 13,038 recoveries and 476 fatalities were ever recorded within a span of 24 hours. On 13 July 2020, the recoveries exceeded active cases for the first time.[5]

As of 7 March 2021, Indonesia has reported 1,379,662 cases, the highest in Southeast Asia, ahead of the Philippines. With 37,266 deaths, Indonesia ranks third in Asia and 17th in the world.[6] Review of data, however, indicated that the number of deaths may be much higher than what has been reported as those who died with acute COVID-19 symptoms but had not been confirmed or tested were not counted in the official death figure.[7]

Indonesia has tested 7,423,376 people against its 270 million population so far, or around 27,534 people per million.[8] The World Health Organization has urged the nation to perform more tests, especially on suspected patients.[9]

Instead of implementing a nationwide lockdown, the government had approved large-scale social restrictions (Indonesian: Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar, abbreviated as PSBB) for some regencies and cities. Starting from late May 2020, they began to apply new normal, along with another green and yellow zone regions. This policy received much criticism and is considered as a 'disaster' due to the still increasing number of cases.[10]

On 13 January 2021, President Joko Widodo was vaccinated at the presidential palace, officially kicking off Indonesia's vaccination program.[11] As of 7 March 2021, 2,888,757 people had received the first dose of the vaccine, and 1,133,787 people had been fully vaccinated.[12]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Peta Sebaran" (in Indonesian). COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee. 7 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Indonesia COVID-19 Dashboard". ArcGIS (in Indonesian). COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee. 7 March 2021.
  3. ^ Ratcliffe, Rebecca (2 March 2020). "First coronavirus cases confirmed in Indonesia amid fears nation is ill-prepared for an outbreak". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Indonesia confirms first cases of coronavirus". Bangkok Post. Reuters. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Indonesia's COVID-19 recoveries beat active cases for the first time". Jakarta Globe. 13 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus Update Worldwide". Worldometer. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  7. ^ Allard, Tom; Lamb, Kate (28 April 2020). "Exclusive: More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with coronavirus symptoms, data shows". Reuters. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Update data uji PCR COVID-19 di Indonesia per tanggal 7 Maret 2021 Pukul 12.00 WIB" (in Indonesian). Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. 7 March 2021.
  9. ^ "WHO urges Indonesia to test more suspected patients amid high death rate". The Jakarta Post. 11 July 2020. Retrieved 29 July 2020.
  10. ^ Bean, James P. (11 June 2020). "Indonesia's 'new normal' a disaster in the making". Asia Times. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  11. ^ Stanley Widianto (13 January 2021). "Indonesia launches vaccination drive as COVID-19 deaths hit record". Reuters. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia". Retrieved 7 March 2021.

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