Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Administration-owned Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital (RSPI) is still treating 12 positive COVID-19 people and 14 patients under surveillance (PDP).

Of the total 26 patients being treated, four people were put in intensive care unit (ICU) room, the rest in isolation rooms, the hospital said in a statement here on Sunday.

Since treating the first COVID-19 patients to date, RSPI Sulianti Saroso has treated a total of 107 people comprising 55 with PDP status, and 52 confirmed cases.

Of the total, 64 patients had recovered and went home, while 17 people died while receiving medical treatment.

In the last 24 hours there were no recorded cases of death or recovering patients, but there were two new cases.

RSPI Sulianti Saroso also treated 27 people under Monitoring Persons (ODP). In total, the hospital had received 2,791 ODP cases so far. As of April 5, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous nation of over 270 million, had reached 2,273, with 198 patients succumbing to the infection and 164 patients recovering from it.

Globally, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus, which first emerged in China's town of Wuhan in December, 2019, jumped to 1,205,801, with 64,975 people dying of the disease and 247,961 fully recovering.

The fight against the virus in Indonesia is headed by Health Minister Dr. Terawan Agus Putranto, former director of the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Jakarta.

On March 2, 2020, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had announced the first two positive coronavirus cases in the country. Ten days later, he had signed a presidential decree appointing Lt. Gen Doni Monardo, also an Army general and head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), as chief of the Task Force for Accelerated COVID-19 Response.

Given the swift spike in infections, the Indonesian Government has declared large-scale social distancing measures nationwide, banned foreigners from entering the country, ordered people to stay at home and work from home (WFH), closed schools and amusement centers, banned gatherings, including mass prayers, and restricted citizens’ movement.

In addition to this, hundreds of hospitals across Indonesia have been assigned to function as referral hospitals for COVID-19 treatment, while several other buildings have been converted into emergency hospitals or quarantine centers.

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