The number of confirmed cases today is at 19, including the first six cases
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia has reported a spike in COVID-19 cases, with 19 patients confirmed as having contracted the virus, indicating an increase of 13 cases from the previous total of six.

"The number of confirmed cases today is at 19, including the first six cases," said Directorate General of Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health, Achmad Yurianto, speaking from the Presidential Offices in Jakarta, Monday.

Yurianto, who is also the government's spokesperson for the handling of COVID-19, provided details of each case.

"We identified case-7 as a 59-year-old woman who is exhibiting mild illness symptoms and is stable. This is an imported case, as she had just returned from a foreign country and was exhibiting symptoms. She was examined four days ago and the test results came out positive. This is case number 7," he added.

Case-8 is known to be the spouse of case-7 and had contracted the disease from her. "He is being treated with a number of health support devices, including IV and oxygen," he said, adding that he had a history of some existing illnesses, including diarrhea and diabetes prior to the infection. He is categorized as a severely ill patient.

"Case-9 is a 55-year-old woman who is exhibiting mild illness symptoms without any records of existing diseases. She is also an imported case and is not from any clusters. She came in from a foreign country," he added.

A 29-year-old male who is a foreign national was identified as case-19. He exhibited mild illness symptoms and was part of the tracing scheme from case-1.

Another foreign national, a 54-year-old woman, was identified as case-11, as well as a 31-year-old male identified as case-12, who are both exhibiting mild to moderate illness symptoms and was also tracked down based on the list of contacts made by case-1.

Case-13 is a 16-year-old female who was tracked from the sub-cluster of case-3, while case-14 is a 50-year-old male with mild to moderate symptoms and is an imported case.

Case-15 is a 43-year-old female imported case and case-16 is a 17-year-old female who had close contact with case-15.

Case-7 is a 56-year-old male imported case, case-18 is a 55-year-old imported case, and case-19 is a 40-year-old male imported case.

"Some of them are being treated in Jakarta and there are some treated outside of Jakarta," Yurianto explained.

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