Ministry's data indicates drop in active COVID-19 cases in Indonesia

Ministry's data indicates drop in active COVID-19 cases in Indonesia

Passengers undergo a COVID-19 inspection procedure using GeNose C-19 at the New Lobby of Terminal 1 Juanda International Airport in Sidoarjo of East Java on Thursday (4/1/2021). (ANTARA FOTO/Umarul Faruq/hp)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of active COVID-19 cases in Indonesia on Saturday at 12 a.m. local time dropped by 943 from the previous day to reach a total of 120,068 cases, according to the Health Ministry's data.

Data on the active cases of COVID-19 indicates the number of COVID-19 patients still undergoing treatment and those in self-quarantine.

The Health Ministry's data also found that the cumulative count of individuals confirmed to have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus on Saturday increased by 4,345 to reach a total of 1,527,524 people.  

DKI Jakarta reported the highest number of additional daily cases, reaching 1,098, followed by 910 additional cases in Banten, and an additional 360 cases in West Java.

The number of COVID-19 patients that recovered on Saturday reached 1,366,214, an increase of 5,197 individuals as compared to the figure on Friday.

The highest rise in the number of recoveries from COVID-19 was recorded in Banten Province, with 1,553 people, followed by 1,283 recoveries in DKI Jakarta, and 389 people in West Java.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 patients succumbing to the disease on Saturday increased by 91, from 40,754 deaths recorded on Friday.

The maximum additional cases of deaths due to COVID-19 came from East Java, reaching 18; followed by 15 in Banten; and 10 in East Kalimantan.

The COVID-19 Handling Task Force has urged the public to apply health protocols to avoid transmission of the coronavirus disease by adopting a disciplined approach in implementing 5M by wearing masks, washing hands with soap, maintaining distance, staying away from crowds, and reducing mobility.

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