Indonesia adds 12,818 COVID-19 cases in single day

Indonesia adds 12,818 COVID-19 cases in single day

A graphic shows data on COVID-19 active cases as of Friday (January 15, 2021). (Satgas Penanganan COVID-19)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia added 7,491 recoveries and 12,818 fresh COVID-19 infections in a single day, according to data from the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling, released on Friday.

With this, the total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 882,418, while the number of recoveries touched 718,696. Meanwhile, with 238 people succumbing to the infection in a single day, the death toll climbed to 25,484, data from the task force showed.

In the 24 hours ending at 12 p.m. WIB (Western Indonesia Time) on Friday, the total number of specimens examined in 566 laboratories across the country for the presence of coronavirus reached 72,957. The specimens were taken from 49,466 people. Thus, 8,206,401 specimens from 5,475,700 people had been examined as of Friday.

West Java recorded the highest number of fresh COVID-19 cases (3,095), followed by Jakarta (2,541), Central Java (1,993), East Java (1,198), and South Sulawesi (649).

All the country's 34 provinces reported a rise in the number of positive cases, with West Sulawesi recording the lowest infections (2 cases).

The number of suspected COVID-19 cases under monitoring reached 66,573, while the number of COVID-19 patients under surveillance touched 882,418.

The first two cases of COVID-19 surfaced in the country on March 2, 2020. (INE)

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