Indonesia registers 1,560 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,012 recoveries

Indonesia registers 1,560 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,012 recoveries

Indonesia recorded 1,560 fresh cases, while 2,012 people recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday noon, August 1, 2020. (COVID-19 Handling Task Force)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia recorded 1,560 fresh cases, while 2,012 people recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday noon, according to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

The country's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 109,936, including a total of 67,919 recoveries since President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) made an announcement of Indonesia's first confirmed cases on March 2, 2020.

The number of people succumbing to COVID-19 surged by 62, thereby bringing the death toll to 5,193.

A total of 11,190 specimens from 9,355 people were examined at 320 laboratories across Indonesia on Saturday noon, thereby bringing the total number of specimens examined to 1,517,381 from 875,894 people.

Jakarta was the province, with the highest number of fresh cases, reaching 368; followed by 235 cases in East Java, 143 cases in Central Java, 142 cases in Gorontalo, and 130 cases in South Sulawesi.

Meanwhile, Jakarta emerged as the province, with the highest number of recoveries, reaching 679 people; followed by 462 people in East Java, 301 in Central Java, 131 in North Sumatra, and 82 in South Kalimantan.

The eight provinces of Aceh, Bangka Belitung, West Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara, West Sumatra, Central Sulawesi, Lampung, and East Nusa Tenggara reported no new confirmed cases.

The number of suspects still under monitoring reached 57,816, while 109,936 people were under surveillance.

The COVID-19 pandemic originated in Wuhan, China, in late 2019.

As of Saturday, a total of 17,793,829 people worldwide were infected with the virus, and the death toll had reached 683,797.

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting 213 countries and territories across the world and two international conveyances. Related news: Six more migrant workers test positive for COVID-19 in Batam

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