January 16, 2022 20:38 PM
[Comprehensive News]The number of newly confirmed new crown cases in a single day across the country has gradually increased. According to the latest information released by the Indonesian New Coronary Virus (COVID-19) Epidemic Prevention and Control Working Group, last Saturday (15th), there were 1,505 new cases in a single day nationwide. This is the first time since October 2021 that the number of Covid-19 cases nationwide has exceeded 1,000. The Yajing SAR still has the highest number of newly confirmed cases in a single day.
The B.1.1.529 variant strain may be more contagious than the existing variant delta strain since Omicron was first identified in South Africa. According to epidemiologists’ warning, the mutant strain may be 500% powerful, which is the most alarming infection number to date. The menacing Omicron has become the main global strain of the new crown epidemic, and many countries have imposed entry restrictions.
As of 18:03 CET on the 14th, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the world increased by 3,120,435 from the previous day to 318,648,834; the number of deaths increased by 7942 to 5,518,343.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States on the 11th, the number of new confirmed cases of new crowns in the United States exceeded 1.4 million on the 10th, setting a new record for the highest number of new cases in a single day since the outbreak of the epidemic in the United States. As of January 15, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States reached 64,671,933, and the cumulative number of deaths reached 848,812. In the past 24 hours, the United States has recorded 749,272 new confirmed cases and 2,663 new deaths.
At present, the Omicron strain is also spreading rapidly in more than 50 countries in the European region, and the scale continues to spread, causing the medical and health systems and services in many European countries to be under tremendous pressure.
According to the latest information released by the Indonesian new crown virus (COVID-19) epidemic prevention and control working group, from January 15 to January 16, in the past 24 hours, there were 855 new cases in Indonesia in a single day. As of January 16, the cumulative number of cases nationwide was 4,271,649.
Siti Nadia Tarmizi, a spokesperson for the new crown epidemic vaccination of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, admitted that the same epidemic seems to be happening in our country, and the third wave of the new crown epidemic is expected to peak from February to March this year. The number of new cases per day may reach 50,000-70,000. On July 14, 2021, Indonesia recorded 54,517 new confirmed cases in a single day. On December 26, 2021, the number of newly confirmed cases nationwide in a single day reached a minimum of 92 cases.
Siti Nadia revealed on Sunday (16th) that as of January 15, there were 180 new confirmed cases of Omikron mutated strain in a single day across the country, and the number of Omikron mutated strain cases in the country has approached 1,000. The number of cases rose to 748, of which 569 were overseas travelers and 155 were local transmission cases. Saudi Arabia is the country with the largest number of imported cases in Omikon. There are about 1,000 suspected patients in Omicron nationwide.
To prevent problems before they occur, President Jokowi announced on January 11 that the government will provide the third dose of the vaccine free of charge to the entire population, and will start implementing the new crown vaccine booster (Booster) on January 12, giving priority to the elderly and vulnerable groups. The President reiterated that the safety of the people’s lives is the current top priority.
“The condition for receiving the third booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine is that the intended recipient must have received the first and second doses of the vaccine at least six months before,” the president explained.
The Indonesian National Bureau of Medicines and Food Supervision (BPOM) has also officially announced the emergency use authorization (EUA) of 5 new crown vaccine boosters, namely Coronavac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Modder produced by Sinovac Moderna, and Zifivax.
BPOM Director Penny Likito explained that the third booster dose could be from a homologous (Homologus) vaccine or a heterologous (Heterologus) vaccine.
BPOM has also granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) drug Molnupiravir jointly developed and manufactured by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics.
Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said as many as 400,000 tablets of the oral anti-coronavirus drug monupiravir have arrived in Indonesia. Molnupiravir is said to be effective in the treatment of persistently worsening symptoms in adults with mild to moderate COVID-19. (V)