Jakarta (ANTARA) - With the addition of 3,584 new COVID-19 cases, Indonesia’s total case tally climbed to 6,123,753 on Thursday, according to data from the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

The provinces that recorded the most new cases were Jakarta, with 1,749 cases, followed by West Java, with 723 cases; Banten, with 407 cases; East Java, with 246 cases; and Bali, with 125 cases, data received from the task force here showed.

The data also showed that 2,872 patients recovered from COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,942,436. The provinces that recorded the most recoveries were Jakarta, with 1,571 recoveries, followed by West Java, with 664 recoveries; Banten, with 271 recoveries; East Java, with 224 recoveries; and Central Java, with 43 recoveries.

The country's COVID-19 death toll reached 156,827 after 9 patients succumbed to the virus on Thursday.

Meanwhile, 24,490 active COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country, an increase of 703 compared to the previous day.

Further, as many as 5,645 people were listed in the suspected category as of Thursday, based on tests conducted on 86,512 specimens in laboratories across the country.

Earlier, spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, had said that Java and Bali islands accounted for 95.45 percent of the country's total positive cases as of July 12, 2022.

Adisasmito appealed to the people to implement a healthy lifestyle in order to curb virus transmission.

"I need to remind you all that community activities have started to be carried out in large numbers. Whether the number of cases is rising or falling, each individual must still be responsible for implementing a clean and healthy lifestyle, continue to wear masks, and regularly wash hands," he remarked.

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Translator: Hreeloita Dharma, Raka Adji
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