"The significant rise in the number of positive cases is the outcome of contract tracing of newcomers and local residents reporting to have contracted the virus themselves," Retno stated at the Bogor City Hall on Friday.
The office chief noted that 25 of the 39 people had contracted the disease through family clusters.
To thwart the transmission of COVID-19 through family and office clusters, the Bogor mayor had issued a circular restricting the number of employees working in an office by up to 50 percent, she noted.
"We also continue to urge all residents of Bogor City to follow health protocols in a stringent and disciplinary manner," she remarked.
With the addition of 39 fresh cases, the total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city climbed to 1,511 as of Friday. Of the total, 1,015 people recovered, and 55 people succumbed to the infection, while 441 patients are yet undergoing treatment.
Retno affirmed that the patients exhibiting moderate to serious symptoms are receiving treatment at hospitals, while asymptomatic patients and patients, with mild symptoms, are being treated at special isolation places and are conducting self-isolation.
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