Jakarta (ANTARA) - As of Saturday, Jakarta has recorded a total of 4,958 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, an increase of 57 compared to the previous day’s case count.

"Of the total, 2,312 patients are still undergoing treatment at hospitals. Meanwhile, 1,442 people are isolating independently at home," head of the Jakarta Health Office, Widyastuti, said here on Saturday.

As many as 767 people have recovered from the infection, accounting for about 15 percent of the total cases. Meanwhile, the number of patient deaths has reached 437, accounting for 8.8 percent of the total cases, as of Saturday. The death toll has climbed by 6 from 431 recorded the previous day.

So far, the Jakarta COVID-19 Task Force has recorded 1,750 asymptomatic cases (OTGs). A total of 7,799 people were placed under monitoring (ODP), but later, 7,551 turned out to be negative for COVID-19, and currently, only 248 people are being monitored.

The task force has also recorded a total of 6,355 patients under surveillance (PDP), of whom, 5,282 have been discharged from hospital, while 1,073 are undergoing treatment.

A total of 84,824 people have undergone rapid tests, and of them, 3,358 have been found reactive to COVID-19 and 81,466 have been declared negative.

Cumulatively, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted on a total of 78,579 samples in Jakarta as of May 8, 2020. On Friday (May 8), 1,091 people underwent diagnostic tests in the capital city.

The Jakarta administration, in cooperation with various NGOs and donors, has distributed hundreds of thousands of food packages to people affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Jakarta has continued to step up diagnostic testing of people in its five municipalities and one district to prevent the spread of the virus.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had issued Governor Regulation No. 33 of 2020 on imposing large-scale social distancing measures (PSBB) in the capital, effective from April 10, 2020, after obtaining approval from Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto.

The Indonesian capital was the first city in the country to impose large-scale social restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease, according to Anies.

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Translator: Ricky Prayoga, Fardah
Editor: Suharto
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