The Covid-19 pandemic has been going on for more than a year, but the number of patients infected with the coronavirus continues to rise.

Based on government data on Tuesday (6/7/2021), there were 31,189 new recorded cases of Covid-19 over the previous 24 hours.

This is the highest number of new Covid-19 cases during the pandemic in the country.

The highest addition ever occurred on Monday (5/7/2021), with 29,745 new recorded daily cases.

From the announcement of the first recorded case on March 2, 2020, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 now stands at 2,345,018.

An increase of 31,189 new daily cases was recorded across 34 provinces. Five provinces reported high numbers of new daily cases. The highest addition of confirmed Covid-19 cases occurred in the Greater Jakarta area with 9,439.

West Java followed with 7,239 cases, Central Java 4,048 cases, East Java 1,808 cases, and Yogyakarta 1,368 cases.

To date, the transmission of Covid-19 cases has affected 510 districts/ cities in Indonesia.

This information was reported by the Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force to reporters on Tuesday afternoon.

This data can also be accessed on the www.covid19.go.id page which is updated every afternoon.

15,863 official recoveries were also recorded over the previous 24 hours. The number of recoveries from Covid-19 now stands at 1,958,553.

However, during the same period, an upward trend in recorded deaths due to Covid-19 also occurred. 728 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded, the highest number during the pandemic.

The previous record number of deaths occurred on Monday, July 5, 2021 with 558 recorded deaths from Covid-19 in a day.

Deaths from Covid-19 in Indonesia have now reached 61,868.

The increase in Covid-19 deaths was spread across 30 provinces.

The five provinces with the highest addition of new cases were Central Java (232 cases), the Greater Jakarta area (137 cases), East Java (122 cases), Yogyakarta Region (52 cases), and West Java (48 new cases).

There are currently 324,597 active Covid-19 cases in Indonesia, a record during the pandemic.

Based on data from the Ministry of Health, the previous record of active cases was recorded at Monday (5/7/2021) with 309,999.

On Sunday (4/7/2021), the government also reported a new pandemic record of 281,677 active cases.

Active cases refer to the number of positive Covid-19 patients still undergoing treatment in hospital or in self-isolation.

In addition to confirmed cases, the government noted that there are also 86,969 people deemed as suspect cases.

These data was determined after up to 183,053 Covid-19 specimens were examined by the government.

This data was obtained from the examination of 118,382 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab test specimens, 642 molecular rapid test (TCM) specimens, and 64,029 rapid antigen test specimens.

Examinations of a total of 20,783,105 Covid-19 specimens have now been recorded.

Based on the same data, samples of 13,953,947 people were examined. More than one specimen may be have been examined from each individual.

Data from the Covid-19 Task Force showed that out of 136,765 people selected for specimen examination, 83,299 people had received PCR swab tests and 620 had undergone rapid molecular tests (TCM).

52,846 people were sampled using the antigen tests. Based on the data, the daily positive rate of Covid-19 cases is 22.80%.

However, without including positive results from the antigen tests, and only counting the PCR and TCM swab methods, the positive rate rose to 32.39 %.

As of Tuesday, the number of people who had received a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine reached 14,267,980.

The people who are vaccinated include health workers, public officials, and the elderly. These groups were targeted for the second phase of the vaccination program.

33,176,029 people have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccination.

The government is targeting 40,349,049 people to be targeted for Covid-19 vaccinations in the second stage of the program.

The second stage of the vaccination program has just reached 82.22% of intended recipients for the first dose and 35.36% for the second dose.

The first stage of vaccinations targeting health workers has reached 106.40% of intended recipients for the first dose and 96.78% for the second dose.

The target of the first phase for health workers was 1,468,764 people. A total of 1,562,825 health workers have been vaccinated with the first dose and 1,421,440 have been injected with the second dose.

17,327,167 public officers were targeted in the second stage. Government data shows 17,221,788 public officials have been vaccinated with the first dose and 8,368,718 people have been injected with the second dose.

Meanwhile, the vaccination target for the elderly was set at 21,553,118 people. To date, 4,914,652 elderly people have been vaccinated with the first dose and 2,889,993 elderly have been injected with the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

The government also recorded 2,105,785 educators that have been vaccinated with the first dose and 1,452,243 vaccinated with the second dose.

The Covid-19 vaccination is given in two doses over a span of 14 days. The goal is to achieve herd immunity against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, revealed that the number of red zones or high risk areas for Covid-19 transmission increased again this week. Official Red Zones were recorded in 96 districts/cities.

“This week there are 96 regencies/cities with red zones, 293 regencies/cities with orange zones, 109 districts/cities with yellow zones, and 16 districts/cities with green zones,” Wiku said in a press conference broadcast by the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (6/7/2021).

Of the 96 regencies/cities with red zone status, 69 of them are in Java and Bali. “The high number of regencies/cities with red zones this week is dominated by regencies/cities in Java and Bali,” Wiku said.

There are 27 regencies/cities outside Java-Bali with official Red Zone status.

Wiku requested that regional heads in 27 official Red Zone regencies/cities outside Java-Bali immediately improve the management of Covid-19 in their areas.

He asked governors, regents and mayors to ensure that the capacity of health facilities is adequate to ensure all Covid-19 patients can be handled.

In addition, local governments down to the village and sub-district levels are asked to optimize the effectiveness of their Covid-19 handling posts to ensure the implementation of disciplined 3M health protocol (wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining distance), and 3T (testing, tracing, treatment).

“Immediately take effective and targeted management steps to suppress transmission so that it does not increase like in Java and Bali,” said Wiku.

Author: HL

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