Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia witnessed the addition of 3,963 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, thereby taking the total tally of infections to 228,993, as of Wednesday, according to the country's Task Force for COVID-19 Response.

With 3,036 people recovering from COVID-19, the total recoveries stood at 164,101, the task force noted in a report released on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the death toll reached 9,100, with 135 people succumbing to the disease within the last 24 hours.

The figures were retrieved from 39,774 specimens examined from 30,713 people in 343 laboratories throughout Indonesia from 12:00 West Indonesia Standard Time (WIB) on Tuesday to 12:00 WIB on Wednesday. With this addition of specimens examined, the country conducted the examination of 2,755,120 specimens from 1,622,769 people since reporting its first confirmed cases in March 2020.

Jakarta recorded the highest number of new cases on Wednesday, reaching 1,294, followed by 372 in East Java, 340 in Central Java, 293 in West Java, and 217 in East Kalimantan.

Meanwhile, Jakarta also witnessed the highest recovery rate of 945, followed by 399 in Aceh, 342 in East Java, 213 in West Java, and 179 in East Kalimantan.

All 34 provinces in the country recorded new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

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