Indonesia adds 7,465 COVID-19 cases in single day

Indonesia adds 7,465 COVID-19 cases in single day

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 shot to a South Jakarta resident on Wednesday (June 9, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-Sub Precinct Pancoran)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia’s coronavirus case count rose by 7,465 on Saturday, taking the total tally to 1,901,490, according to the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, the number of patients treated at hospitals for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, rose by 2,009, bringing the total number of active cases to 108,324.

Jakarta recorded the highest single day infections at 2,455, followed by Central Java (915) and West Java (876).

With 169 people succumbing to the virus, the death toll increased to 52,730.

Meanwhile, the number of patients recovering from the infection climbed by 5,292 to reach 1,740,436.

According to the Health Ministry, 97,969 specimens were examined for the presence of the virus using antigen swab tests, molecular tests, and polymerase chain rapid (PCR) swab tests, while 106,894 people suspected of contracting the virus were placed under surveillance.

Indonesia reported its first coronavirus infections in March, 2020.

 

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