Indonesia's COVID-19 recoveries touch 1,361,017

Indonesia's COVID-19 recoveries touch 1,361,017

A hospital employee sprays disinfectant on belongings of COVID-19 patients discharged from Surabaya hospital post recovery. (ANTARA FOTO/DIDIK SUHARTONO)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of patients recovering from COVID-19 increased by 5,439 on Friday to reach 1,361,017, accounting for around 89 percent of the total cases in Indonesia, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

The country reported 5,325 new confirmed cases over a single day on Friday, bringing the total case tally to 1,523,179.

As many as 97 COVID-19 patients succumbed to the disease during the period, bringing the death toll to 41,151. The first COVID-19 cases were detected in Indonesia in March, 2020.

The number of COVID-19 patients still undergoing treatment and isolation on Friday was recorded at 121,011 people, or down 211 from the previous day.

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As per data from the task force, only North Maluku province did not report new infections on Friday.

The highest number of fresh cases was reported in Jakarta, which recorded 1,240 cases over 24 hours, followed by Banten with 850 new cases, West Java with 661 new cases, South Kalimantan with 283 new cases, and East Java with 274 new cases.

The capital city also recorded the highest COVID-19 tally at 384,632 cases, with total recoveries reaching 371,180.

East Java province reported the highest death toll at 9,974. 

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