Jakarta's daily COVID-19 cases hit record high of 9,271

Jakarta's daily COVID-19 cases hit record high of 9,271

Healthcare workers register asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers after their arrival at the Nagrak flat in North Jakarta on Monday (June 21, 2021). (ANTARA FOTO/M Risyal Hidayat/wsj/aa)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Jakarta’s daily COVID-19 infections hit yet another record, with 9,271 cases reported on Saturday, the highest level during the week, which brought the total count to 510,667.


The additional positive cases were detected as a result of polymerase chain rapid (PCR) tests conducted the day before, according to the Jakarta Provincial Health Office's official website corona.Jakarta.go.id.


The PCR tests were conducted on 30,549 specimens obtained from 22,911 people. While 9,271 of the people tested positive for the virus, 13,640 others tested negative for COVID-19.


According to the health office, 14 percent of the 9,271 positive patients were children aged below 18 years. They comprised 993 children aged between 6 and 18 years and 332 children aged 5 years and below. Meanwhile, 7,218 of the positive patients were in the 19-59 age group and 728 were aged 60 years and above.


Seven of the 9,271 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in Seribu Islands, 2005 in West Jakarta, 722 in Central Jakarta, 1,671 in South Jakarta, 2,416 in East Jakarta, and 1,509 in North Jakarta, while 941 cases were still being verified, the health office reported.


The highest number of COVID-19 cases at the sub-district level were recorded in Tanjung Priok at 492, followed by Cengkareng (392), Ciracas (340), and Cipayung (306).


The number of daily COVID-19 cases recorded on Saturday were the highest in the past week. The number of COVID-19 cases stood at 6,934 on Friday (June 25, 2021), 7,505 on Thursday (June 24), 4,693 on Wednesday (June 23), 3,221 on Tuesday (June 22), 5,014 on Monday (June 21), and 4,895 last Saturday (June 19).


With the addition of 9,271 positive cases on Saturday, the number of active cases or patients receiving treatment and conducting self isolation rose by 6,503 from 44,931 to 51,434.


The health office also reported that 2,725 patients recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 451,013 as of Saturday (June 26, 2021), with the recovery rate reaching 88.3 percent compared to 89.4 percent earlier. Cumulatively, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 510,667.


Meanwhile, with 43 patients dying of the infection on Saturday, the death toll reached 8,220. 


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