"It is apparent that the transmission outside is yet ongoing," Yurianto stated at a press conference here on Wednesday.
Indonesia saw 1,853 new cases since the noon of Tuesday (July 7) until Wednesday noon, while in the afternoon, an additional 1,853 new cases were recorded, thereby bringing the total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 68,079. Moreover, 50 people succumbed to the disease, with the death toll reaching 3,359.
On Wednesday, 22,183 specimens were tested at various laboratories across Indonesia, thereby bringing the total number of examined specimens to 968,237.
The country also reported 38,498 people under monitoring (ODP) and 13,636 patients under surveillance (PDP).
The COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly spread to 456 districts and cities in the country's 34 provinces.
The five provinces adding to the number of cases were East Java, with 366 new cases, including 205 recoveries; Jakarta, 357 new cases and 147 recoveries; Central Java, 205 new cases and 70 recoveries; South Sulawesi, 166 new cases and 15 recoveries; and North Sumatra, 156 new cases and 10 recoveries.
Furthermore, 17 provinces recorded new cases below 10.
Bangka Belitung, Jambi, West Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, West Sumatra, Riau, and West Papua were the seven provinces, with no newly recorded COVID-19 positive patients.
Bali added 31 cases, while 45 recoveries were recorded.
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