Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Emergency Hospital (RS) of Wisma Atlet in Kemayoran has offered treatment to 559 confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, constituting 373 men and 279 women, on Wednesday.

Furthermore, the hospital treated 80 patients under surveillance (PDP) and 13 people under monitoring (ODP), Vice Admiral Yudo Margono, commander of the Joint Regional Defense Command (Pangkogabwilhan) I, concurrently head of the emergency hospital, noted here on Wednesday.

The number of confirmed cases at the hospital dropped, from 669 on April 21.

The number of inpatients decreased by 17, from 669 to 652, since 28 patients had received discharge from the hospital and were instructed to undergo self-quarantine, while 11 new patients were admitted.

Based on the hospital's data on Wednesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients increased by 11, from 548 to reach 559 patients; the number of those with PDP status reduced by 27, from 107 patients to 80 patients; and the number of ODP cases dropped, from 14 to 13 people.

In the meantime, government’s spokesperson for the National COVID-19 Response Achmad Yurianto stated that until Tuesday (April 21), the number of patients recovering increased by 95 people. Moreover, 375 new positive cases and 25 other deaths were reported.

"The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 7,135, with 616 people having died, 186,330 people under monitoring (ODP), and 16,763 patients under surveillance (PDP)," Yurianto noted.

The Indonesian government has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a national emergency and imposed a large-scale social distancing measure, especially in Jakarta, where the highest number of cases were found, West Java, Central Java, and Riau Province.

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