Jakarta (ANTARA) - Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling Reisa Broto Asmoro has informed that the daily COVID-19 positivity rate in Indonesia is currently at 2.41 percent, or below the WHO (World Health Organization) standard of 5 percent.

“Thank God, the positivity rate in all provinces in Indonesia is now below 5 percent. This shows that Indonesia currently has a low COVID-19 transmission rate,” she said in a press statement broadcast on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel here on Wednesday.

Even though the trend of positive cases has declined, the Indonesian government has continued to remind the people that the COVID-19 pandemic has not ended yet, she added.

Asmoro highlighted that the decrease in cases has not been due to reduced tracing, testing, and treatment (3T) efforts of the government. Currently, the number of tested specimens is still adequate, namely 152,422 samples, she pointed out.

She further said that compared to the peak of the Omicron wave earlier, the number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has decreased drastically by more than 80 percent.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has decreased by 41.04 percent compared to the week before.

Similarly, the number of COVID-19-related fatalities has also decreased by 34.27 percent compared to the previous week.

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Next, the number of COVID-19 patients who are undergoing isolation in hospitals has also decreased by 39.15 percent compared to the previous week.

People are being continuously encouraged to implement the COVID-19 health protocols, keep their immune systems healthy, and get vaccinated against the virus so that the pandemic situation in Indonesia continues to improve.

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Indonesia in March 2020. According to data from the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, as of April 6, 2022, Indonesia has recorded a total of 6,026,324 COVID-19 cases, 5,788,714 recoveries, and 155,464 deaths.
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Translator: Martha Herlinawati, Raka Adji
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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