Indonesia’s COVID-19 recoveries climb up by 659

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Indonesia’s tally of COVID-19 recoveries increased by 659 on Tuesday, according to the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

According to data received from the task force here on Tuesday, so far, the number of total recoveries since March 2020 has reached 5,886,870.

On Tuesday, the highest number of recoveries were recorded in West Java at 222, Central Java (186), Jakarta (83), East Nusa Tenggara (33), and East Java (31), the task force said.

Meanwhile, the data showed that 456 people were confirmed positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Provinces that recorded the most new cases were Jakarta, with 150 cases; West Java, with 98 cases; Banten, with 51 cases; East Java, with 36 cases; and Central Java, with 34 cases.

With the additional cases, Indonesia’s total case count since March 2020 reached 6,049,141.

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll swelled by 20, taking the total number to 156,416.

The task force reported that, as of Tuesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Indonesia stood at 5,855, down 223 compared to the previous day.

Further, as many as 5,183 suspected cases were identified, while the number of tested specimens reached 208,148.

Earlier, government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling, Reisa Broto Asmoro, had invited the community to support testing, tracing, and treatment (3T) to prevent a spike in COVID-19 cases after the Eid exodus period.

“We can prevent this spike in COVID-19 cases with strict health protocols and vaccinations, both booster and complete doses,” Asmoro said.

As part of efforts to boost community immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021, targeting as many as 208,265,720 citizens across the country.

According to the task force data, as of Tuesday, May 10, 2022, as many as 199,352,565 Indonesians have received the first vaccine dose, 165,707,687 have received the second dose, and 41,133,856 have received the booster dose.

Source: Antara News