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Jakarta records 3,512 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

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Indonesia's capital city, Jakarta reported 3,512 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, thereby taking the total tally to 249,815 since the pandemic began to hit the Indonesian capital.

The count of new COVID-19 cases was derived from the result of swab tests conducted on 15,531 specimens the day before, with 3,512 of them testing positive and 10,100 others testing negative for the infection, according to data from the Jakarta provincial government on its official website corona.jakarta.go.id,

The single-day count of COVID-19 cases within the course of 24 hours, ending on Sunday, was higher than that of Saturday (Jan 23) at 3,285, Thursday (Jan 21) at 3,151, Tuesday (Jan 19) at 2,563, Monday (Jan 18) at 2,361, and Sunday (Jan 17) at 3,395.

However, the figure was below the number of new cases on Saturday (Jan 16) at 3,536, on Wednesday (Jan 20) at 3,786, and Friday (Jan 22) at 3,792, an all-time high during the pandemic.

"This is the highest in terms of cases found in daily tests, with 3,619 positive cases resulting from the PCR tests held on Thursday (Jan 21), while the other 173 cases are based on the results of tests conducted at a laboratory of a private hospital in the previous period of seven days," the report stated.

According to the report, Jakarta's daily COVID-19 recoveries had reached 2,280 on Sunday, thereby taking the total recoveries to 221,567, or 88.7 percent of the total COVID-19 cases at 249,815.

A total of 24,224 people are receiving hospital treatment or are conducting self-isolation. Meanwhile, 4,024 people succumbed to the infection, accounting for 1.6 percent of the total positive cases.

Based on the number of tests, Jakarta recorded the COVID-19 positivity rate of 16.5 percent in the past week, well above the WHO standard of five percent.

In total, Jakarta's COVID-19 positivity rate since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 stood at 9.8 percent. (antaranews)

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