TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The number of new Covid-19 cases in Jakarta keeps rising. On the fourth day of the large-scale social restriction or PSBB Volume 2, the capital city recorded 1,014 new infections.
The city’s Health Agency Head of Disease Prevention and Control Division, Dwi Oktavia, said the figure was the result of 9,582 specimens tested.
“Of the total tests, 7,615 people undergo PCR tests today. 1,014 turns out positive and 6,601 are negative,” said Dwi in a written statement on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
With the latest new data, the capital city has 59,472 cases. Of which, 12,752 patients are still being treated in hospitals or under self-isolation, 1,513 patients succumbed to the coronavirus disease, and the rest 45,207 patients have made the recovery.
“The recovery rate is 76 percent, while the death rate is 2.5 percent,” Dwi added.
The addition of new positive cases in Jakarta reached more than one thousand per day. The positivity rate even touched 15 percent, surpassing the WHO recommended rate of 5 percent.
Jakarta’s Covid-19 positivity rate this week was recorded at 14.4 percent, while the cumulative rate since the onset of the pandemic in March was 7.5 percent.
LANI DIANA WIJAYA