West Java Records Highest New Covid-19 Cases in Indonesia Today

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  • A healthcare worker wearing protective gear makes a test in a person for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, April 7, 2020. Indonesia launched a drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Tuesday in Bogor to help diagnose patients and keep them from infecting others in hospital waiting rooms. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    A healthcare worker wearing protective gear makes a test in a person for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, April 7, 2020. Indonesia launched a drive-thru coronavirus testing site on Tuesday in Bogor to help diagnose patients and keep them from infecting others in hospital waiting rooms. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaIndonesia’s number of new Covid-19 cases continues to increase. As of July 22, there were 49,509 new infections detected in the last 24 hours.

    The National Covid-19 Handling Task Force reported that West Java Province logged the highest daily positive cases with 10,499 new infections. Jakarta was in the second position with 7,058 new confirmed cases.

    East Java was in third place with 6,625 new cases, followed by Central Java (5,371), Banten (3,333), Yogyakarta (1,978), East Kalimantan (1,952), Bali (1,250), and North Sumatra (1,235).

    With today’s trend, Indonesia has recorded 3,033,339 Covid-19 cases since the first patients exposed to the coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 were detected on March 2, 2020.

    The number of patients recovered from the disease today also increased to 36,370, bringing the total recoveries to 2,392,923. Meanwhile, the task force reported that 1,449 more Covid-19 patients died. The country’s death toll thus hit 79,032.

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