Jakarta adds 1,340 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Jakarta adds 1,340 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

A construction worker adds finishing touches to a bathroom for medical workers at the Gambir public health post in Central Jakarta. (ANTARA FOTO/Muhammad Adimaja/pras)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta, has reported 1,340 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the 24 hours ending Wednesday, which has taken the capital’s overall case tally to 82,383.

The new cases include 1,041 cases confirmed via swab testing on Tuesday and 299 cases confirmed via swab testing at two laboratories over the past five days, according to the Jakarta administration's official website, corona.jakarta.go.id

The capital city added 1,007 cases on Tuesday (October 6, 2020), 822 on Monday (October 5), 1,165 on Saturday (October 3), 1,098 on Friday (October 2), 1,153 on Thursday (October 1), and 1,059 on Wednesday (September 30).

The number of new cases on October 7 was lower compared to the 1,430 cases recorded on Sunday (October 4), 1,440 on Saturday (September 12), and 1,505 on Wednesday (September 16).

As many as 9,519 specimens obtained from 7,415 people were examined on Tuesday (October 6), with 1,041 specimens testing positive and 6,374 testing negative for COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, 1,381,949 specimens have been examined through polymerase chain reaction testing in 54 laboratories as part of a contact tracing exercise in five municipalities in the capital.

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