69% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated: Ministry

Diana Mariska
Rumah Oksigen Gotong Royong. (Photo:ROGR)
Rumah Oksigen Gotong Royong. (Photo:ROGR) - The Ministry of Health confirms that 69 percent of 356 COVID-19 death victims in Indonesia from January 21 were unvaccinated or partially vaccinated patients.

Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin also revealed that the majority of hospitalized patients who are in serious condition also haven’t received complete vaccine doses.

“From the 356 patients who died from COVID-19 since January 21, the 69 percent weren’t fully vaccinated or were unvaccinated,” Sadikin said on Monday, February 7, as reported by Antara.

“And the 60 percent of 58 patients who are still treated with severe and critical conditions and use ventilator aren’t fully vaccinated or are unvaccinated.”

The Minister encouraged the public to immediately get their full doses of COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves and people closest to them, especially as Indonesia is facing a spike in case numbers.

According to Sadikin, during the recent Omicron wave, there are three provinces with higher confirmed cases than during Delta wave last year, and those provinces are Jakarta, Banten, and Bali.

Bed occupancy rate was reported at 15 percent – from recorded 18,966, the 15,292 of them are confirmed COVID-19 cases. The Indonesian government has prepared 120,000 hospital beds to anticipate the ongoing wave.

As of Sunday, February 6, the COVID-19 Task Force reported 36,057 new daily cases with active cases currently stand at 188,899.

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