Jakarta (ANTARA) - With 66 more people testing positive for the novel coronavirus disease, which originated in Wuhan (China) in late 2019, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesian capital Jakarta have touched 4,775 as of Thursday.

The number of patients who have recovered from the infection has increased from 713 to 718. They now account for 15 percent of the total patients. The death toll has increased from 420 to 430. The dead now account for 9 percent of the total patients.

"Of the positive patients, 2,199 patients are still undergoing treatment at the hospital. Meanwhile, 1,428 people are doing self-isolation at home," head of Disease Prevention and Control of the city's healthcare agency, Dwi Oktavia Tatri Lestari, informed on Thursday at the Jakarta City Hall.

According to the COVID-19 task force, Jakarta has registered as many as 1,580 people without symptoms (OTGs). Meanwhile, the capital has reported 7,638 people under surveillance (7,399 have completed monitoring and 239 are still being monitored) and 6,295 patients under surveillance (5,235 have completed treatment and 1,060 are still being treated).

The authorities are continuing with rapid tests in six cities and districts under the DKI Jakarta Administration and at Employee Health Service Centers (PPKP). A total of 82,652 people have undergone rapid tests, with four percent showing a positive result. As per details, 3,155 people have been declared reactive of COVID-19 and 79,497 people stated negative.

Cumulatively, 71,366 samples have been analyzed as part of PCR examinations in DKI Jakarta as of May 6, 2020. A total of 1,088 people have undergone PCR tests as of May 6, 2020, with 66 testing positive and 1,022 testing negative for the deadly virus.

"It should be underlined that one patient can be tested several times during the treatment period," Dwi said.

In addition, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, through the Jakarta Provincial Health Office, is also providing mental health services to communities affected by COVID-19. The public can access online consultation services through the sahabat jiwa (website-based) application made available on the site — https://sahabatjiwa-dinkes.jakarta.go.id.

The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government would like to thank all parties who have helped and collaborated in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, Dwi added.

People who want to collaborate or provide support in the form of donating protective equipment, masks, gloves, and disinfectants can directly contact the Secretariat of the Task Force for the Acceleration and Handling of COVID-19 of DKI Jakarta Province, City Hall, Block G Floor 2, or convey their interest in contributing to COVID-19 efforts via the website jdcn.jakarta.go.id. (INE)

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