84 percent of Indonesia's COVID-19 patients recovered: task force

84 percent of Indonesia's COVID-19 patients recovered: task force

Photo archives - People recently recovering from COVID-19 express joy before being discharged from a Surabaya hospital on Nov 18, 2020 (ANTARA FOTO/Didik Suhartono/aww)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Almost 84 percent of the 506,302 Indonesians that contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovered from the infection as of Tuesday, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Response.

According to the task force’s data, Indonesia recorded 2,927 new recoveries in the past 24 hours, thereby taking the tally to 425,313.

With the addition of 4,192 new cases, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases climbed to 506,302 ever since the country announced its first confirmed cases on March 2 this year.

Jakarta recorded the highest number of new recoveries at 1,060, followed by 428 in West Java, 300 in Central Java, 157 in East Java, and 132 in East Kalimantan.

However, Jakarta also registered the highest number of new cases at 1,015, followed by 928 cases in Central Java, 354 in East Java, 299 in West Java, and 144 in Banten.

Aceh, North Maluku, Gorontalo, West Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara reported new cases below 10.

The task force also reported that the number of people succumbing to COVID-19 rose by 109 to reach 16,111 across Indonesia as of Tuesday. Related news: Social stigma impeding COVID-19 response: task force
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