Spokesman confirms recovery of 11 COVID-19 patients

Spokesman confirms recovery of 11 COVID-19 patients

Government spokesman for the Handling of COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto (left) and Chief of the Data and Information Center and Public Relations of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Agus Wibowo hold a press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday (March 17). ANTARA FOTO/Aditya Pradana Putra/hp.

Cumulatively, the number of patients who have returned negative for coronavirus and can be discharged from hospitals  is 11.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - A total of 11 patients, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Indonesia, have recovered from the disease as of Wednesday (March 18), Achmad Yurianto, the government’s spokesman for the handling of COVID-19, stated.

"Cumulatively, the number of patients, who tested negative for coronavirus and can be discharged from hospitals, reached 11," he stated during a joint press conference with the COVID-19 Quick Handling Task Force at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The 11 patients, who have recovered from coronavirus infection, comprise one each from Banten and West Jave and nine from Jakarta.

In total, 227 patients had tested positive for COVID-19 across Indonesia as of 12:00 on Wednesday (March 18, 2020), he remarked.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose to 55 from the day before.

Yurianto said the new confirmed coronavirus cases comprised four from Banten; 30 from Jakarta; 12 from West Java; two from Central Java; and one each from Yogyakarta, North Sumatra, Lampung, Riau, and North Kalimantan.

"(The figures are) based on the results of our epidemiology investigation and the self-reliance of the patients concerned. Hence, they are not patients, who come to hospitals for checkups," he noted.

Until Tuesday (March 17), the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country had reached 172, he remarked.  Related news: Indef lays greater weightage to social distancing over lockdown
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