Batam, Riau Islands (ANTARA) - Three more people have recovered from coronavirus infection in Batam City, taking the total count of recoveries to 58 as of Saturday, according to the city’s Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling.

The three people include a crew member of MV Kelud and two local residents, identified as cases 33 and 36, chief of the task force and the city’s mayor, Muhammad Rudi, said here on Saturday.

"The trend of COVID-19 cases in Batam City has begun to show positive development, along with an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients who have recovered," he noted.

He said 29 of the 58 COVID-19 patients who have recovered so far are crew members of MV Kelud. They were treated at the Special Infection Hospital on Galang Island.

With the discharge of the latest crew member, there are no remaining crew members of MV Kelud receiving treatment at the hospital, he added.

All 29 crew members of MV Kelud who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, he confirmed.

The two other patients who recovered on Saturday include an employee of the Batam City Health Office and a student.

The three patients were declared fully recovered after two PCR swab tests turned out negative.

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Editor: Sri Haryati
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