Indonesia adds 11,287 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 907,929

Indonesia adds 11,287 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 907,929

Data of daily COVID-19 cases issued by the Task Force for COVID1-9 Response on Jan 17, 2021.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia’s daily COVID-19 cases added 11,287 infections on Sunday, taking the total tally to 907,929, according to data from the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

With 9,102 people recovering from the virus in 24 hours, the total recoveries reached 736,460.

Meanwhile, 220 people succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 25,987, the task force reported here on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, 46,138 specimens were examined, bringing the total number of examined specimens to 8,315,839.

At present, Indonesia has 73,243 suspected COVID-19 patients across the country.

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Provinces reporting the highest number of new cases on Sunday included Jakarta, with 3,395 cases; followed by Central Java (1,855); West Java (1,491); East Java (974 cases); South Sulawesi (674); East Kalimantan (454), Banten (283), and Yogyakarta (277).

Jakarta has registered a total of 227,365 cases and 201,669 recoveries, while East Java has the highest number of deaths, at 6,890.

The previous record for the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia in a day was 14,224 reported on January 16, 2021. In the meantime, Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto spoke of restrictions being tightened in specific areas in all six provinces on Java Island and Bali Province for Jan 11-25, 2021, in a bid to counter a spike in COVID-19 cases.

"Limited restrictions are applied in the Java-Bali provinces, as the provinces meet one of the four set parameters," Hartarto said during a virtual press conference here on Wednesday.

Restrictions are to be tightened in Jakarta and its adjoining areas, including Bogor City, Bogor District, Depok, Bekasi City, and Bekasi’s districts, the minister noted, as well as partly in Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta and Bali Provinces.

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