With this, the total tally of cases have risen to 917,015, while total number of recoveries have reached 745,935, and the death toll has climbed to 26,282, the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling reported here on Monday.
At present, Indonesia has 144,798 active cases, or patients undergoing independent care and isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. In addition, 77,579 people are suspected to have contracted the virus in the country.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 47,488 specimens from 32,381 people have been examined by laboratories across the country, bringing the total number of examined specimens so far to 8,363,327 from 5,587,809 individuals. The first two cases of COVID-19 surfaced in the country on March 2, 2020.
According to the task force, the country's COVID-19 positivity rate has reached 16.4 percent.
Provinces that have reported the highest number of new cases on Monday include Jakarta, with 2,361 cases; followed by Central Java (1,559); West Java (1,485), East Java (848); and, South Sulawesi (661).
West Kalimantan and West Sulawesi have reported no new cases on Monday.
In the meantime, Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto has said restrictions are being tightened in specific areas in all six provinces on Java Island and Bali province till January 25, 2021 to counter a spike in COVID-19 infections.
"Limited restrictions are being applied in the Java-Bali provinces, as the provinces meet one of the four set parameters," Hartarto said during an online press conference last week.
Restrictions are to be tightened in Jakarta and its adjoining areas, including Bogor City, Bogor district, Depok, Bekasi City, and Bekasi’s districts, as well as partly in Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, and Bali provinces, the minister informed. (INE)
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