Government Covid-19 Spokesperson Achmad Yurianto stated that coronavirus transmission is still occurring in the community.
The continued transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing confirmed Covid-19 cases in Indonesia to continue to rise daily.
As of Thursday, 1,574 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported in Indonesia over the previous 24 hours.
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia now total 81,668, from the first official confirmed case announced on March 2, 2020.
This statement was delivered by Yurianto in a press conference from Graha BNPB in Jakarta on Thursday afternoon.
“We have 1,574 new cases, bringing the total to 81,668” Yurianto said.
To date, the government has examined 1,146,794 specimens taken from 669,811 people examined. This takes into consideration that specimens can be examined from one person more than one time.
The 1,574 new cases were confirmed after examination of 23,947 specimens from 12,156 people in a day.
Six provinces have reported more than 100 new confirmed daily cases. The Greater Jakarta area recorded the highest numbers with 312 new confirmed cases.
Next highest was Central Java with 214 new cases, East Java – 179 new cases, South Sulawesi – 178 new cases, South Kalimantan – 133 new cases and Bali – 112 new cases.
Based on the same data, 1,295 Covid-19 patients have been declared to have recovered.
The official recoveries were based on the results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests which showed patients with negative results for the coronavirus.
There are currently 40,345 patients who have been declared recovered from Covid-19; no longer infected with the coronavirus.
Yurianto also conveyed the sad news regarding the addition of official deaths related to Covid-19.
In the period July 15-16, 2020, 76 patients official deaths were recorded related to confirmed cases of Covid-19.
“The total (deaths) is now 3,873 people” Yurianto said.
Covid-19 cases has been recorded in all 34 provinces of Indonesia, from Aceh to Papua.
In particular, there are 464 districts/ cities within the 34 provinces that have been affected by coronavirus transmission.
The government also states that there are currently 46,727 people classified as “suspected cases” of Covid-19.