Jakarta (ANTARA) - New confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia stood at 672, while those recovering from the disease reached 591 on Sunday, Achmad Yurianto, the government's spokesman for COVID response, stated.

"The country's total count of confirmed cases has until now reached 31,186, while the total number of those recovering (from the disease) touched 10,498," Yurianto remarked at a press conference here on Sunday.

The spokesman noted that Jakarta had emerged as the hotbed for COVID-19, with 163 cases, followed by 113 cases in East Java, 64 cases in South Sulawesi, 59 cases in Papua, and 51 cases in Central Java.

On the other hand, Jakarta and East Java also registered the highest number of recoveries, reaching 294 and 48 respectively.

The number of patients recovering from the disease in West Java increased by 99, while the number of new confirmed cases touched 28, he remarked.

Meanwhile, below 10 cases were reported in 21 provinces, while no new cases were found in the eight provinces of Aceh, Bengkulu, Jambi, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Sumatra, Riau, and East Nusa Tenggara.

"The number of deaths increased by 50, thereby bringing the death toll to 1,851," Yurianto noted.

Some 11,924 new specimens were examined and verified on Sunday until 12:00 WIB (Western Indonesian Standard Time), thereby bringing the total number of specimens examined, both through molecular rapid tests and PCR, to 405,992 taken from 269,146 people. Of the total figure, 31,186 people had tested positive, while the test results came negative for 237,960 individuals.

"The number of people under monitoring (ODP) reached 40,370, while those under surveillance (PDP) stood at 14,197," he stated.

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