Indonesia's COVID-19 cases climb by 4,174 to 291,182

Indonesia's COVID-19 cases climb by 4,174 to 291,182

A graphic showing Indonesia’s COVID-19 data as of Thursday (October 1, 2020). ANTARA/HO-Task Force for COVID-19 Response

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia has added 4,174 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, which brings the total number of infections recorded in the country to 291,182 as of Thursday, according to the COVID-19 task force.

With 3,540 people recovering from the novel coronavirus disease, the total recoveries have reached 218,487, the Task Force for COVID-19 Response noted in a report released on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 10,856, with 116 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours.

The figures are based on the results of examination of 43,592 specimens retrieved from 30,296 people by 343 laboratories across Indonesia between 12 p.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIB) on Wednesday and 12 p.m. WIB on Thursday.

Indonesian laboratories have examined a total of 3,365,490 specimens from 2,023,990 people since the country reported its first confirmed cases in March this year.

According to data provided by the task force, Jakarta is still leading in the number of new cases, with 1,253 cases reported on Thursday, followed by West Java with 559 cases, East Java 314 cases, Central Java 299 cases, and Riau with 265 cases.

However, Jakarta has also recorded the highest recovery rate of 1,122, followed by East Java (323), Riau (279), South Sulawesi (237), and Central Java (187).

All 34 provinces in the country have recorded new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the number of suspected and confirmed cases under surveillance has reached 135,480 and 291,182, respectively, as of Thursday.

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