The Briton, identified by his initials as DMH, has recovered from the novel coronavirus disease along with 69 Batam residents, the local task force for COVID-19 said in a written statement on Friday.
With more people recovering from COVID-19, the handling of coronavirus cases in Batam city has moved to a positive trajectory, chief of the health section of the Batam COVID-19 task force, Didi Kusmarjadi, said.
The 42-year-old British national is employed with a private company and is domiciled at a hotel in Batam. He is the 707th patient to be declared free from COVID-19.
The British national, who was asymptomatic, was treated at a special hospital in Galang Island, Riau Islands.
DMH, along with another British and a Belgian national, were declared positive for the virus on August 30, 2020 after undergoing a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test at their own initiative.
Batam city has reported 1,451 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday (September 25, 2020), with 775 patients recovering from the disease, 43 patients succumbing to the infection, and 632 patients undergoing treatment at several hospitals. (INE)
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