On the day, its death toll increased by 276 to 139,165. The rise was also the lowest since June 17.

COVID-19 testing in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals or self-isolating at home decreased by 10,173 to 99,696, the lowest level since May 27.

The rate of positive results from COVID-19 testing also dropped to a record level of 1.45 percent, far beyond the World Health Organization’s recommendation level of 5 percent.

According to official statistics, the COVID-19 epidemic in Indonesia tends to decrease gradually from the beginning of August. On September 10, President Joko Widodo announced that the country will achieve the goal of vaccinating more than 70 percent of the population by the end of this year.

Health Minister Budi Gunadi predicted 1.9 million COVID-19 cases for 2022 in a better scenario. If there is a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the spread of a new variant, the number of yearly estimated cases will be up to 3.9 million cases.

Source: VNA