Indonesia reported 1,385 cases of the novel coronavirus disease and 789 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the country's COVID-19 case count to 57,770 and the total number of recoveries to 25,595, a government spokesperson said.
The data was recorded as of 12 p.m. on Wednesday, and was based on the examination of 21,738 specimens, said government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Achmad Yurianto, at a press conference in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The government has so far carried out swab tests on 825,636 specimens using Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction and Molecular Rapid Test methods, he added.
"From the specimen examinations, it was revealed that there were an additional 1,385 confirmed cases on Wednesday, taking the total (number) of positive cases to 57,770," he informed.
Meanwhile, 58 more patients succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total death toll to 2,934. The number of patients under surveillance stood at 13,296, while 45,192 people were placed under monitoring.
On Wednesday, DKI Jakarta confirmed 217 new cases and 168 recoveries, while East Java added 185 new cases and 187 recoveries, Yurianto said.
Meanwhile, Central Java reported a total of 173 new cases and 100 recoveries, North Maluku recorded an additional 147 cases and 7 new recoveries, and South Sulawesi registered 130 new cases and 52 recoveries.
In all, there were 16 provinces that reported less than 10 new cases, and five provinces recorded no new cases, Yurianto said.
A significant number of recoveries were recorded in Bali, where 34 new COVID-19 cases were detected and 62 patients recovered from the virus. There were 10 new cases in Banten and 21 recoveries, while East Kalimantan saw 7 new cases and 15 recoveries.
In Maluku, 18 COVID-19 patients made a complete recovery, while 7 more people were diagnosed with the virus, and in West Papua, there were 3 new positive cases and 12 recoveries.
Some areas reported no new cases. Jambi registered no fresh cases and eight recoveries, Central Sulawesi four recoveries, North Kalimantan two recoveries, and Gorontalo three recoveries.
Yurianto said that all 34 provinces in Indonesia have reported COVID-19 cases, with 451 districts and cities impacted by the pandemic, indicating an increase in impacted areas by two compared to the previous day. (ANTARA)