Tenants at a low-cost apartment in Marunda, North Jakarta draw batik pattern to produce face masks on July 1, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Covid-19 Recoveries Surge Above 50 pct of Cases in Indonesia
BY :HERU ANDRIYANTO
JULY 18, 2020
Jakarta. The number of recovered Covid-19 patients in Indonesia has accounted for 51 percent of total confirmed cases as of Saturday, although new cases are still nowhere near its peak.
The country recorded 84,882 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 43,268 having been cured or discharged from hospitals. The number of recovered patients has been surging in the past week, averaging 1,221 since last Saturday.
Overall cases grew by 1,752 on Saturday, the highest single-day rise since July 10, according to the National Covid-19 Task Force.
The death toll from the respiratory disease topped 4,000, representing 4.7 percent of total cases.
Indonesia doesn’t include deaths from probable cases to the Covid-19 deaths, although thousands of deceased patients have been buried under the Covid-19 protocol across the archipelago.
Jakarta is returning as epicenter of the Indonesian outbreak, adding more cases than worst-hit East Java in the past week.
The national capital reported 346 new cases on Saturday, taking its total to 16,236.
East Java remained the hardest hit by the virus with more than 18,000 cases, including 1,349 deaths.
South Sulawesi, the third most-affected province, is still unable to contain the transmission with three-digit figures every day. It has accumulated 7,881 cases as of Saturday.
While the top three provinces continue to struggle in the crisis, Central Java has emerged as new hotspot. Coronavirus cases in Central Java have topped 200 in the last four days, including a record 266 in the province on Saturday.
Covid-19 deaths in Central Java totaled 300, the third highest after East Java and Jakarta (727).
According to the Worldometers website, Indonesia surpassed China, where the pandemic originated, to rank 25th in the global map of the coronavirus outbreak.
China has a totlal of 83,644 cases as of Saturday.