Indonesia adds 1,210 active cases in single day

Indonesia adds 1,210 active cases in single day

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – The COVID-19 Handling Task Force recorded 1,210 additional active cases in the country on Friday, taking the total tally of active infections to 22,743.

Meanwhile, the total number of suspected patients examined in the country reached 4,816.

Jakarta contributed the largest number of new cases on Friday at 1,007, followed by West Java (448 cases), East Java (391), Central Java (257), and Banten (222).

With 3,015 fresh infections added per day, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded in the country since March 2020 has reached 6,484,764.

The figure is based on the daily testing of 59,933 specimens at laboratories and medical facilities across Indonesia.

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Meanwhile, the number of recoveries also increased by 1,783 on Friday to bring the total count to 6,303,477 nationwide.

The highest recovery rate was recorded in Jakarta at 714, followed by East Java (367), West Java (220), and Central Java (145).

Further, the number of deaths climbed by 22 on Friday, bringing the national death toll from the virus to 158,544.

Of the latest deaths, seven were reported from Central Java; four from East Java; two from East Kalimantan and DI Yogyakarta each; and one from West Java, Bali, Central Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, Lampung, and Bangka Belitung each.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 8.96 percent, with the number of people using the PCR and antigen method pegged at 26.19 percent.

The Health Ministry reminded that 6,903 sequences of BA.4 subvariants have been reported through GSAID so far. The reports have come from 58 countries, with the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, and Denmark accounting for the most reports.

It also urged people to be cautious of the spread of new variants of COVID-19 by always adhering to health protocols and wearing masks. 

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