Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia recorded 180 new recoveries from the COVID-19 infection on Wednesday, thereby bringing the total count of recoveries to 6,057 out of the 23,851 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a spokesman.
"It is very likely to find people contracting the virus infection around us. They are asymptomatic people, or called OTG. Hence, we must protect ourselves," government spokesman for the handling of COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto remarked during a press conference at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in Jakarta on Wednesday.
According to data collected in the past 24 hours until Wednesday afternoon, the country recorded 686 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total count of people testing positive for COVID-19 to 23,851. The number of deaths rose by 55 to reach 1,473.
Yurianto noted that the number of patients under surveillance (PDPs) had touched 12,667, while the number of people under surveillance (ODPs) reached 49,942.
By Wednesday afternoon, the government had examined 14,313 specimens, thereby taking the total to 278,411.
All 34 Indonesian provinces have recorded COVID-19 positive cases, he pointed out.
Based on the preliminary result of observation, the government found several provinces indicating positive development, without no significant rise in the number of new coronavirus cases, he stated.
"We must keep the situation in controllable regions under control," Yurianto, concurrently director general of disease prevention and control of the Health Ministry, emphasized. (INE)
Related news: Government urges citizens to not react to COVID-19 hoaxes
Related news: Government urged to edify public on transition to new normal
Related news: President orders immediate dissemination of "new normal" protocols