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The Most Delta Variant Covid-19 Findings in DKI Jakarta, 1,023 Cases

The Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Health (Balitbangkes Kemenkes) noted that DKI Jakarta as the province that ranks at the top of

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TRIBUNBATAM.id - The Research and Development Agency of the Ministry of Health (Balitbangkes Kemenkes) noted that DKI Jakarta as the province that ranks at the top of the region with the category of distribution of cases of the Covid-19 virus mutation, the Delta variant, is the most in Indonesia.

The findings of the Delta variant case in the Indonesian capital region have even penetrated more than a thousand cases of the SARS-CoV-2 mutation of the Delta B1617.2 variant.

The finding of the Delta variant in DKI was identified from 1,778 resident specimens examined using the search for new virus strains, whole genome sequencing (WGS). 

Based on the October 2 data report uploaded by the Ministry of Health's Balitbangkes on Thursday (10/7/2021), there have been 3,114 cases of the Delta variant in 34 provinces of Indonesia.

That number has increased by 169 cases in just a week. 

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In addition to the Delta variant, the Ministry of Health also recorded 65 cases of the B117 Alfa variant and 22 cases of the B1351 Beta variant.

The three variants are 'Variant of Concern (VoC)' alias variants that the World Health Organization (WHO) is wary of.

As mentioned, thousands of variant findings were identified in Indonesia based on the WGS method for a total of 6,973 specimens examined. 

The number of examinations increased by 239 specimens examined from last September 25, which amounted to 6,734 specimens. (*) 

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