TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta provincial government recorded 514 new COVID-19 infections today, October 30, 2020. The additional cases were found from the results of PCR tests on 6,089 specimens of 4,932 people.
“A total of 514 of the results are positive and the rest 4,418 are negative,” said the city Health Agency Head of Disease Prevention and Control Division, Dwi Oktavia, in a written statement on Friday.
The additional cases pushed the capital city’s total tally to 104,847. According to Dwi, 10,296 people are still being treated or undergoing isolation, 2,239 patients died, and 92,312 patients recovered.
Based on the data, Jakarta's case fatality rate was 2.1 percent, while the recovery rate reached 88 percent.
However, the positivity rate in the last week was still high at 9.5 percent. “The cumulative rate, meanwhile, is 8.4 percent,” she added.
The World Health Organization (WHO) pegged the safe standard of case positivity rate at no more than 5 percent.
The number of new daily infections in Jakarta has recently decreased at below one thousand.
On September 14, 2020, Governor Anies Baswedan tightened the Large-scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) and enforced the transitional PSBB again beginning October 12 to date.
LANI DIANA WIJAYA