Indonesia adds 8,189 COVID-19 cases, 6,143 recoveries

Indonesia adds 8,189 COVID-19 cases, 6,143 recoveries

Illustration - A medical worker conducts a rapid antigen test in Lampung province. Indonesia’s daily positivity rate currently stands at 22.45 percent for specimens and 15.54 percent for people. (ANTARA/Ruth Intan Sozometa Kanafi)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia’s coronavirus case count rose by 8,189 on Monday, taking the total tally to 1,919,547, according to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.


Jakarta recorded the highest single-day infections at 2,722, followed by West Java (1,532) and Central Java (1,400), it said.


Only West Kalimantan and Gorontalo reported no fresh cases on Monday.


Meanwhile, the number of patients recovering from the infection climbed by 6,143 to reach 1,751,234, with West Java recording the highest single-day recoveries at 1,753.


With 237 people succumbing to the virus, the death toll increased to 53,116. Central Java reported the highest number of daily fatalities at 55, the task force said.


The number of active patients conducting self-isolation and undergoing treatment at hospitals rose by 1,809 to touch 115,197, it added.


Meanwhile, the total number of people suspected of contracting SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, reached 117,747.

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The figure was based on the results of tests conducted at hundreds of laboratories across Indonesia on 69,314 specimens obtained from 52,713 people.


According to the task force, the daily positivity rate is currently 22.45 percent for specimens and 15.54 percent for people.


Indonesia reported its first coronavirus infections in March, 2020. (INE)

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