Hopefully, the downward trend will continue as the pandemic situation improves globally
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia’s COVID-19 case count rose by 13,018 on Wednesday, taking the total tally to 5,927,550, the COVID-19 Handling Task Force reported.

According to data received from the task force here on Wednesday, regions that recorded the most cases were West Java, with 2,714 cases, followed by Central Java, with 1,776 cases; Jakarta, with 1,706 cases; East Java, with 904 cases; and East Nusa Tenggara, with 886 new positive cases.

Meanwhile, the data showed that the number of people recovering from COVID-19 increased by 32,262 on Wednesday, taking total recoveries to 5,494,606 nationally.

The regions that recorded the most recoveries on Wednesday were West Java (9,730), Banten (2,779), North Sumatra (2,433), Jakarta (2,400), and Central Java (2,095).

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The task force data showed that 230 citizens succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday. Thus, the total death toll reached 152,975.

The provinces that recorded the most fatalities on Wednesday were Central Java, which reported 63 deaths; East Java, 36 deaths; Yogyakarta, 19 deaths; and West Java, 19 deaths.

The number of active cases fell by 19,474 compared to the previous day, taking the total number to 279,969.

Further, as many as 13,199 suspected cases were identified, while the number of tested specimens reached 206,149.

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Earlier, government spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling, Reisa Broto Asmoro, had said that the pandemic situation in Indonesia has continued to improve.

"Hopefully, the downward trend will continue as the pandemic situation improves globally," she remarked.

Despite the improving COVID-19 situation, the spokesperson asked people to keep complying with the health protocols—wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining a safe distance—as well as getting vaccinated to boost immunity against the virus.

Asmoro also asked people who are eligible for the booster or third vaccine dose to immediately visit health facilities and get inoculated to help curb COVID-19 transmission.

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