"As of Monday evening (June 29), the number of COVID-19 inpatients making a full recovery reached 511. Thus, the COVID-19 recovery rate in Depok City has reached 67.06 percent," Depok Mayor Mohammad Idris told local journalists here Tuesday.
Death toll from this novel coronavirus disease in Depok, a city in West Java Province, located some 41 kilometers from Jakarta, was recorded at 34 as of Monday evening, according to Idris, concurrently head of the Depok City Government's COVID-19 Task Force.
Furthermore, 115 patients under surveillance died, though a direct link could not be established between their deaths and the coronavirus disease since the results of their Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests were yet unavailable, he stated.
Apart from an increasing trend of recovered patients, the city administration's battle continues unabated against the deadly virus that initially struck the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019, and since, then spread to all parts of the world.
To this end, apart from treating those currently hospitalized, the local authorities have also observed 241 patients under monitoring and 604 residents recorded to have had a history of contact with COVID-19 patients, though they were asymptomatic.
In breaking the chain of the coronavirus outbreak, the Depok city administration has been enforcing large-scale social restrictions until July 2, he remarked while urging all residents to continue to exercise discipline in practicing all COVID-19 preventive measures.
Coronavirus infections initially surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019.
Since then, COVID-19 has spread to over 215 countries and territories, including 34 provinces of Indonesia, with a massive spike in death toll.
The Indonesian government officially confirmed the country's first cases on March 2 this year. The COVID-19 pandemic is undeniably a huge crisis in human history.
As of June 29, Indonesia has had 55,092 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the government officially announced its first confirmed cases on March 2, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Health as reported by spokesman for COVID-19 handling Achmad Yurianto.
Of the total number of confirmed cases, 23,800 were discharged from hospitals, while 2,805 others succumbed to the deadly virus.
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