Jakarta (ANTARA) - A total of 958 patients have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jakarta as of Friday at 8 a.m. local time.

Data published on the capital city's official website "www.corona.jakarta.go.id" indicated that 609 patients were receiving treatment, 54 patients had recovered, 96 patients died, and 96 people were undergoing self-isolation.

The number of people under monitoring (ODP) reached 2,481 comprising 510 people being closely monitored and 1,971 people that had completed the monitoring process.

The number of patients under surveillance (PDP) reached 2,013 constituting 823 people undergoing treatment and 1,190 people declared healthy and discharged from hospitals.

Meanwhile, the country's national data recorded 1,790 confirmed COVID-19 patients, comprising 1,508 inpatients, 112 patients declared cured, and 170 people dead.

Earlier, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had urged the Ministry of Health to immediately declare the application of Large-Scale Social Distancing (PSBB) measures in the capital city, so that the Jakarta administration can follow up with the issuance of local regulations on PSBB.

He also sought the central government’s support to expand the COVID-19 test coverage through rapid tests and swab tests. Globally, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus, which first emerged in China's town of Wuhan in December, 2019, have jumped to 1,015,728, with 53,202 persons dying of the disease and 212,991 individuals having made a recovery.

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Translator: Taufik Ridwan, Fardah
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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