Indonesia has been in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic for five months and there has been no sign of the numbers of cases declining.
Government data reveals that coronavirus transmission is ongoing in the community. This is evident from the data submitted by the Covid-19 Task Force through the Covid19.go.id website.
Based on government data reported up to Tuesday (8/4/2020), there were 1,922 new cases of Covid-19 reported over the previous 24 hour period.
The addition of these new cases raises total cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia to 115,056, from the announcement of the first case on March 2, 2020.
A total of 1,922 new cases were identified after examination of 22,902 specimens from 13,456 people tested.
In total, the government has tested 1,575,043 samples from 907,987 people. One person can undergo testing more than once.
From the same data, the government also expressed hope that more and more Covid-19 patients will recover. There were an additional 1,813 Covid-19 patients declared recovered during the same 24 hour period.
The patients were declared recovered after two tests using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method showed negative results for Covid-19.
A total of 72,050 patients have been declared recovered and no longer infected with the Covid-19 virus.
In the same 24 hour period (up to 8/4/2020), there were an additional 86 reported deaths due to Covid-19.
There are now 5,388 Covid-19 patients who have died in Indonesia during the pandemic.
There are currently 37,618 Covid-19 patients who are still undergoing treatment. In addition, there are currently 68,131 people with suspected cases of Covid-19.
Covid-19 cases has now been reported in all provinces (34 provinces) in Indonesia, from Aceh to Papua.
Specifically, there are 479 districts/ cities within the 34 provinces that have been affected by coronavirus transmission.