East Jakarta hospital confirms recovery of three COVID-19 patients

East Jakarta hospital confirms recovery of three COVID-19 patients

Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto (third right) accompanied by a team of doctors of the Persahabatan Central General Hospital held a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday (ANTARA/Andi Firdaus).

Three (patients) were deemed to have recovered both on the laboratory and clinical fronts.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Three patients, who had contracted the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, received discharge from the hospital in Jakarta on Thursday after full recovery and being deemed fit.

"Three (patients) were found to have recovered both on the laboratory and clinical sides," Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto noted during a press conference at the Persahabatan Central General Hospital in East Jakarta on Thursday.

Seven other patients tested positive for coronavirus in Indonesia on Wednesday, with most of them having contracted the infection abroad, a government spokesman for the handling of COVID-19, Yurianto stated.

"As of Wednesday, (we have) seven other patients, with most of them suffering from mild to moderate illness, except those identified as cases 29 and 30, with moderate illness. All of them are imported cases (of coronavirus)," he remarked at the Presidential Palace compounds in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The seven patients were identified as cases 28 to 34, he noted.

The government announced the first death of a COVID-19 patient in Indonesia on Wednesday.

Another COVID-19 suspected patient, aged 37, breathed her last on Thursday after undergoing treatment in an isolation room at the Sulianti Saroso Infection Hospital (RSPI) in Jakarta.

"This morning at 8 a.m. local time, one patient died. (She) was seriously ill when she was sent here, though (now she has) died," Managing Director of RSPI Sulianti Saroso Mohammad Syahril stated here on Thursday.

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