Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling has recorded a total of 5,136 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease until Wednesday (April 15, 2020), with 469 deaths and 446 recoveries.

"Up until today, we have examined 34,431 specimens and 5,136 people have been confirmed positive and 446 have been cured. We are thankful that more people have recovered," said government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto, in a press conference on Wednesday in Jakarta.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has increased by 297, while the number of recovered patients has risen by 20 and the death toll by 10, he informed.

Data has shown that transmission is still taking place, he said and urged people to work together to ensure the spread of the deadly virus is controlled.

"Respect those who carry out isolation at home, (there should be) no more discrimination against those who have been confirmed positive," he added.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Indonesia’s COVID-19 case count stood at 4,839, with 459 deaths and 426 recoveries.

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The data was recorded between 12 p.m. local time on Tuesday and 12 p.m. Wednesday.

The task force has provided details on COVID-19 positive data in Indonesia, stating the infection has spread across the country, including to Aceh Province which has recorded five cases, Bali (98), Banten (281), Bangka Belitung (five), Bengkulu (four), Yogyakarta (62), and DKI Jakarta (2,474).

Furthermore, Jambi has reported six cases, West Java 559 cases, Central Java 292 cases, East Java 499 cases, West Kalimantan 13 cases, East Kalimantan 35 cases, Central Kalimantan 33 cases, South Kalimantan 49 cases, and North Kalimantan 20 cases.

In Riau Islands, 32 people have tested positive for the virus, West Nusa Tenggara has registered 37 cases, South Sumatra 22, West Sumatra 55, North Sulawesi 18, North Sumatra 78, and Southeast Sulawesi 24 cases.

Meanwhile, South Sulawesi has 242 cases, Central Sulawesi 22, Lampung and Riau 20, North Maluku four, Maluku 14, West Papua two, Papua 75, West Sulawesi seven, and East Nusa Tenggara and Gorontalo have reported one case each. (INE)

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