COVID-19:Indonesia adds 901 recoveries, total reaches 27,568

COVID-19:Indonesia adds 901 recoveries, total reaches 27,568

A screen grab of government spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling, Achmad Yurianto, addressing a press conference of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling in Jakarta on Friday (July 3, 2020). (ANTARA/Prisca Triferna/ac)

If we look at it, the national percentage of recoveries is at around 42 percent. However, there are more than 13 provinces with a recovery percentage of over 70 percent
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia recorded an increase in the number of patients recovering from the novel coronavirus disease on Friday, with 901 additional recoveries bringing the total figure to 27,568, said government spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling, Achmad Yurianto.

As of 12 p.m. on Friday, Indonesia added 1,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the total case count to 60,695, he added.

"If we look at it, the national percentage of recoveries is at around 42 percent. However, there are more than 13 provinces with a recovery percentage of over 70 percent," Yurianto revealed at a press conference of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling in Jakarta.

Meanwhile, 49 deaths were recorded on Friday, taking the total number of fatalities to 3,036.

In addition, there were 38,767 people under surveillance and 12,609 patients under monitoring as of Friday.

The results were gathered after health authorities tested 22,281 specimens. So far, laboratories across Indonesia have analyzed 871,436 samples.

All provinces in Indonesia have recorded COVID-19 positive cases with 453 districts and cities affected by the disease.

The highest rise in cases came from five provinces on Friday, the spokesperson said. East Java reported 353 new confirmed cases and 247 recoveries, South Sulawesi 180 new cases and 41 recoveries, DKI Jakarta 140 additional cases and 238 recoveries, Central Java 134 fresh cases and 50 recoveries, and South Kalimantan 110 new cases and 28 recoveries.

Some provinces saw more recoveries than new cases: West Nusa Tenggara with 23 new cases and 25 recoveries, Banten with 21 new cases and 54 recoveries, Maluku with 7 new cases and 9 recoveries, and Riau with 4 new cases and 12 recoveries.

Riau Islands also saw a higher number of recoveries with four fresh cases reported compared to three new infections. Meanwhile, the province of North Kalimantan registered 6 recoveries and no new cases, and Central Sulawesi reported one recovery and no fresh case. (INE)

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