Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia has recorded a total of 4,241 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while 359 patients recovered and 373 died of the novel coronavirus infection as of Sunday, according to Achmad Yurianto, the government's spokesperson for the COVID-19 response.

"There are 399 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 4,241 positive cases," he told the press here on on Sunday.

The number of patients recovering increased by 73 people during the last 24 hours (Saturday at noon-Sunday at noon), while the death toll surged by 46 people.

"We are grateful that until now at least 359 patients have recovered. It boosts our optimism that COVID-19 can be cured," he added.

On Saturday (11/4), there were 3,842 positive COVID-19 cases, with 286 patients recovering, and 327 deaths.

Jakarta remained the province with the highest number of positive COVID-19 patients, which is 2,044 people as of April 12.

Jakarta was followed by West Java with 450 positive cases, East Java (386), Banten (281), South Sulawesi (222), and Central Java (200).

Based on the data of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Response, other provinces have confirmed cases were Aceh (five), Bali (81), Bangka Belitung (four), Bengkulu (four), Yogyakarta (41), Jambi (four), West Kalimantan (13), East Kalimantan (35), Central Kalimantan (24), South Kalimantan (34), North Kalimantan (16), Riau Islands (21), NTB (37), South Sumatra (21), West Sumatra (44), North Sulawesi (17), North Sumatra (65), Southeast Sulawesi (16), NTT and Gorontalo (one case respectively).

Meanwhile, Central Sulawesi had 19 confirmed cases, Lampung 20 cases, Riau 16 cases, North Maluku two cases, Maluku 11 cases, West Papua three cases, Papua 63 cases and West Sulawesi five cases.

The Indonesian Government has imposed a large-scale social distancing (PSBB) measure to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Editor: Suharto
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