Indonesia's COVID-19 case count touches 64,958; recoveries at 29,919

Indonesia's COVID-19 case count touches 64,958; recoveries at 29,919

A screen grab of government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto, addressing a press conference in Jakarta on Monday (July 6, 2020). (ANTARA/Prisca Triferna/ac)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - With 814 more patients recovering from the coronavirus infection in Indonesia, the total number of recoveries reached 29,919 as of Monday, government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto, said.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed to 64,958, Yurianto said at a press conference of the Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling in Jakarta on Monday.

"Our performance data has showed that in some provinces, maybe even in some cities, cases are multiplying," he added.

The data, which was collected from 12 p.m. on Sunday (July 5) to mid-day Monday, showed 1,209 new cases of infections. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the virus climbed by 70 to reach 3,241.

Yurianto said that until now, 38,748 people have been placed under surveillance and 13,360 under monitoring.

The results were recorded after the health authorities tested 12,756 specimens on Monday. So far, 928,238 specimens have been analyzed in laboratories across Indonesia.

"As expected, every Monday we see a drastic dive (in the number) as laboratories are not carrying out tests on Sundays," he continued.

For that reason, only a limited number of specimens can be tested in the Ministry of Health's network of laboratories.

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Yurianto also highlighted the fact that all provinces in Indonesia have been affected by COVID-19, including 455 districts and cities.

East Java reported the highest number of new cases on Monday. The province recorded 308 additional confirmed cases and 104 recoveries. It was followed by DKI Jakarta with 232 new cases and 373 recoveries.

Meanwhile, Central Java reported 127 new confirmed cases and 60 recoveries, West Java 126 new cases and 16 recoveries, and South Sulawesi 84 new cases and 79 recoveries.

Based on recently updated data, 19 provinces reported less than 10 new infections and 11 provinces recorded no new cases.

In addition, a number of provinces reported higher recoveries compared to new cases, including North Sulawesi with 10 new cases and 31 recoveries, and Papua with 6 new cases and 48 recoveries.

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