Jakarta the Highest Contributor of Covid-19 Positive Cases Today: Health Ministry

2 October 2022 20:15 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Ministry of Health said the number of positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, October 2, 2022, increased by 1,322 cases with the province that contributed the highest number of cases, namely Jakarta with 551 cases.

A press release from the Ministry of Health received by ANTARA in Jakarta, Sunday, showed that West Java and East Java ranked second and third with the addition of 183 and 156 cases, respectively.

Followed by Banten in fourth position with the addition of 124 cases. Central Java is in fifth position with the addition of 88 cases.

The Ministry of Health also said that there were 22 provinces that recorded additional COVID-19 cases below 10 cases today. In addition, there are two provinces with no additional COVID-19 cases, namely South Kalimantan and Gorontalo.

Then the number of patients who managed to recover from COVID-19 transmission in the country today reached 1,575 patients with the highest number contributed by Jakarta, namely 820 recovered patients.

East Java is in second place with 171 recovered patients. West Java and Banten were in third and fourth positions with 154 and 143 patients recovered, respectively. Central Java is in fifth place with 43 patients recovering.

10 Patients Died

Meanwhile, the number of patients who died due to COVID-19 transmission in the country was recorded at 10. Nationally, the number of active cases fell by 263 cases to 17,434 active cases.

The number of specimens examined today was 34,111 specimens with a positivity rate of 7.28 percent.

Meanwhile, the National Immunization Expert Advisory Committee (Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization/ITAGI) estimates that Indonesia will still need a COVID-19 vaccine until 2023.

"A vaccine is still needed for next year. Whoever starts (declares a pandemic) then he must end it," said ITAGI Chair Prof Sri Rezeki.

He said that until now the world is still in a period of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The pandemic has not been stopped. As long as the status has not been revoked, our status is still an emergency," he said.

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