Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia’s daily COVID-19 recoveries increased by 6,022 on Wednesday, surpassing new infections, which were recorded at 5,246, the COVID-19 Handling Task Force informed.

The new recoveries brought the total number of patients who have recovered from the infection so far to 1,680,501, while the country's COVID-19 caseload reached 1,831,773

Meanwhile, 185 people succumbed to the virus on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 50,908.

The number of active cases, or patients receiving treatment and conducting self-isolation, fell by 961 to reach 100,364.

The tally of suspected COVID-19 cases touched 63,643. The figure was based on tests conducted on 64,830 specimens collected from 49,731 people at hundreds of laboratories across the country.

The daily specimen positivity rate stood at 14.37 percent, while the daily individual positivity rate reached 10.55 percent.

As per data from the task force, the highest number of daily cases were recorded in West Java (930), followed by Central Java (739), Riau (615), Jakarta (601), Riau Islands (351).

The three provinces of Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua reported no new cases.

Cumulatively, Jakarta has witnessed the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 431,179 and reported 413,102 recoveries, while East Java has recorded the highest number of deaths at 11,385.

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