Jakarta (ANTARA) - Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Response reported that patients recovering from COVID-19 rose by 40 to reach 1,042, while confirmed cases touched 8,607 as of noon of April 25, 2020.

"A total of 8,607 cases have been confirmed, 1,042 people have recovered, and 720 people have died," Achmad Yurianto, the government's spokesperson for COVID-19 response, stated during a videoconference held here on Saturday.

The confirmed cases rose by 396 people, from 8,211 on the previous day, while the number of deaths surged by 31, from 689 on April 24, 2020. The death toll reached 720.

Positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 280 districts and cities across the country's 34 provinces.

The number of people under monitoring was recorded at 206,911, while patients under surveillance touched 19,084.

A rise in the number of confirmed cases were recorded in Jakarta, reaching 85; followed by 80 in East Java; 46 in Central Java; 45 in West Java; , 27 in West Nusa Tenggara; 14 in South Kalimantan; 13 in South Sumatra; 12 each in South Sulawesi and East Kalimantan; 11 in Banten; nine in North Sumatra; six each in Bali, North Kalimantan, and Central Kalimantan; five in Maluku; four in Central Sulawesi; three in Jambi; two each in Yogyakarta, West Sulawesi, Gorontalo, and Riau; and one each in West Papua, Aceh, West Kalimantan, and West Sumatra.

The highest number of cases until now were recorded in Jakarta, totaling 3,684, followed by 907 in West Java, 770 in East Java, 621 in Central Java, 432 in South Sulawesi, and 370 in Banten.

Meanwhile, 45 laboratories operate for COVID-19 detection PCR test, with the number of specimens examined since April 1, 2020, until now reaching 67,828 specimens and the number of cases examined touching 52,541.

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Translator: Martha HS, Fardah
Editor: Suharto
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