Indonesia reports 3,737 new COVID-19 cases

— Indonesia has reported 3,737 positive COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative figure for infections in the republic to 210,940.

Based on data published today in the Indonesian government website on COVID-19,, another 88 deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 8,544.

Jakarta province has recorded the most number of positive cases overall at 51,635, an increase of 964 in the last 24 hours.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Wednesday the reimposition of the Big-Scale Social Restriction (PSBB) beginning Sept 14, which will see the cancellation of socio-economic activities allowed during the transitional phase of PSBB.

Jakarta enforced PSBB on March 31, before allowing several socio-economic activities to resume under the PSBB transitional phase on June 5, 2020.

According to data issued by Jakarta authorities, 67 hospitals in Jakarta are now at more than 70 per cent of usage level of their equipment, beds and medical facilities, and would reach their maximum capacity on Sept 17 if the trend of an average of almost 1,000 daily new cases recorded in Jakarta since end-August continues.

Jawa Timur province has recorded the most deaths at 2,717, with 26 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Medical Association, in a statement, said 109 doctors in Indonesia had died of COVID-19 so far.

Jawa Timur province has the highest number of deaths among doctors at 29, followed by Sumatera Utara (20), Jakarta (13) and other provinces.



Source: NAM News Network