The Covid-19 Task Force provided updated information on the development the coronavirus in Indonesia.

On Monday (27/7) the number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia passed 100,000, with the number increasing due to increased transmissions as of Tuesday (28/7).

This information was conveyed by the Covid-19 Task Force through the website on Tuesday afternoon.

Based on data up to Tuesday at 12.00 Western Indonesia Time, a total of 102,051 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded since the first case was announced on March 2, 2020.

That number is due to the addition of 1,748 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours.

A total of 1,748 new cases were recorded after examination of 22,563 specimens from 15,222 people tested. A total of 1,417,322 specimens have been examined from 823,168 people tested thus far. One person can undergo specimen examination more than once.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the government confirmed that Covid-19 cases had been recorded in all 34 provinces from Aceh to Papua.

Specifically, there are 471 districts/ cities from 34 provinces that have been affected by coronavirus transmission.

5 provinces recorded the addition of the highest number of cases in this period as follows:

1. Greater Jakarta with 409 new cases
2. East Java with 313 new cases
3. Central Java with 185 new cases
4. South Sulawesi with 132 new cases
5. West Java with 128 new cases

The same data also showed 2,366 recoveries of Covid-19 patients; declared officially recovered after two tests using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method showed negative results.

The additional recoveries is the highest since the announcement of the first case of Covid-19 on March 2, 2020.

The highest record of patients recovering previously occurred on July 19, 2020. At that time, 2,133 patients recovered from Covid-19 in a 24 hour period.

A total of 60,539 Covid-19 patients have been declared recovered and no longer infected with the coronavirus.

However, there is still sad news with the additional Covid-19 related deaths.

In the period of July 27 – 28, 2020, there were an additional 63 deaths attributed to Covid-19. The total number of Covid-19 deaths has now reached 4,901.

At present, the government says there are still 36,611 Covid-19 patients still receiving care.

In addition to this, there are 46,648 people listed as suspected cases.

On Tuesday, new Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito shared the weekly Covid-19 data.

According to Wiku, there were five provinces that contributed to additional confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia. These five regions also had the highest number of cumulative confirmed cases.

“There are five regions that have contributed significantly to the number of positive cases in Indonesia” Wiku said in a press conference held online.

Wiku said that East Java had the most new cases with 20,539.

This was followed by Greater Jakarta with 19,125 cases, South Sulawesi with 8,881 cases, Central Java with 8,412 cases and West Java 6,039 cases.

Wiku also added that in the past week there were added 12,364 new cases of Covid-19.

He stressed that the addition of these cases must be a concern for all regions.

“Mainly the regions with the most Covid-19 cases. So that regional governments and communities can reduce the rate of cases and apply strict health protocols” said Wiku.

Wiku added that the additional deaths due to Covid-19 rose quite dramatically (618) in the past week.

“In the last week, the number of deaths totaled 618 people. This has increased quite dramatically from the previous week with 494 deaths” he said.

Wiku revealed that there were five provinces which contributed the most cumulative deaths.

As of March 2, 2020, the province of East Java became the region with the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19 with 1,589.

Greater Jakarta followed with 759, Central Java with 564, South Sulawesi with 302 and South Kalimantan with 271 deaths.

Wiku invited all parties to work together to reduce the number of Covid-19 related deaths.

“Hopefully, this week the number of deaths will decrease” said Wiku.

“To achieve this, let’s work together. Primarily in health facilities, the health workers and the community. Let’s pay close attention to the current Covid-19 conditions” he concluded.

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