Indonesia’s count of coronavirus cases swelled to 20,796, as of Friday, with 5,057 people having recovered from the disease and 1,326 individuals succumbing to it, Achmad Yurianto, the government's spokesperson for COVID-19 response, stated.
The figures indicated a surge from the day before when the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 20,162, with 4,838 people recovering and 1,278 dying of the disease, he noted during a press conference at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in Jakarta on Friday.
In comparison with the previous day, the number of coronavirus cases recorded a rise of 634, the number of recoveries increased by 219, and the number of deaths surged by 48, he remarked.
Yurianto noted that all 34 Indonesian provinces were exposed to the COVID-19 disease. The number of affected cities and districts has reached 395, up to three from the day before.
Overall, the government has tested 229,334 specimens using real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and molecular rapid tests (TCM).
In general, the government has utilized 69 RT-PCR laboratories and 35 TCM laboratories, he remarked.
Yurianto noted that the latest developments in COVID-19 cases indicated the ongoing spread of COVID-19, though the source of transmission had yet to be found. Some community groups are still prone to contracting the COVID-19 disease over non-compliance to the health protocol in place. (ANTARA)