The increase in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia from July to August 2022 was less than the previous year. However, vigilance needs to be exercised because it will face the beginning of 2023, when cases usually spike after the Christmas and New Year holidays. "We will see the test at the beginning of next year because several new variants such as BA.2.7.5 have already occurred in India," said Minister of Health Budi at Government Performance Achievements 2022 which was delivered virtually, Friday (21/10) in Jakarta. An increase in cases has been seen in Indonesia's neighboring countries such as Singapore, so Indonesia must remain vigilant. The increase in COVID-19 cases in Singapore, which was only hundreds of cases, has now increased to 6,000 cases per day, higher than the increase in cases in Indonesia, which was only 2,000 cases per day. From July to August 2022, almost the whole world experienced high increases due to the Omicron B4 and B5 variants. Meanwhile in Indonesia, that month was one of several countries, such as India and China, which had very little increase. The Minister of Health said this was due to the relatively good strategy for handling the pandemic in Indonesia. During the six months since the beginning of that year, Indonesia has not experienced a surge in mass, even though usually the first six months are a cycle of increasing waves because there is a new variant.