Jakarta (ANTARA) - The COVID-19 Handling Task Force announced that Jakarta recorded the highest addition of daily confirmed cases in Indonesia, reaching 1,500 people, as of Friday at 12:00 local time.

Data showed that the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases was recorded in West Java with 699 cases; East Java, 392 cases; Banten, 381 cases; and Central Java, 173 cases.

The positive confirmed cases increased the number of daily national COVID-19 cases to 3,616, thereby bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases since March 2020 to 6,366,518 people.

Meanwhile, the most number of daily recovered COVID-19 patients was reported in Jakarta, reaching 2,200 people; West Java, 791 people; East Java, 438 people; Banten, 306 people; and Central Java, 139 people.

Thus, nationally, the daily recovery rate increased by 4,451 people, thereby bringing the total to 6,165,328 people.

Meanwhile, 17 additional deaths were recorded, including four in Central Java Province, three in Jakarta, and two in Bali.

The COVID-19 Task Force also recorded the number of active cases, including COVID-19 patients still undergoing treatment and self-isolation reaching 43,582 active cases, down 852 people as compared to the previous day.

In addition, 5,380 people fall into the suspect category.

These results were obtained after testing on 76,513 specimens from 36,010 people examined in hundreds of laboratory networks throughout Indonesia.

The daily specimen positivity rate is 8.63 percent, while the daily positivity rate is 10.04 percent.

Meanwhile, the Advisory Council of the COVID-19 Task Force and also the Executive Board of the Indonesian Doctors Association (PB IDI), Professor Zubairi Djoerban, reminded COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms to conduct consultations with doctors.

Djoerban said that currently, most COVID-19 cases have mild symptoms, such as fever, cough, runny nose, and sneezing. These mild symptoms were ignored by some people, as they believed they would heal on their own.

"However, those symptoms still need medicine," he added.

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Translator: Zubi Mahrofi, Resinta S
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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