Nine cities reported to have more than 1,000 active COVID-19 cases

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgNine cities across the country have more than 1,000 active COVID-19 cases, the national COVID-19 task force announced on Wednesday.Dewi Nur Aisyah, an epidemiologist and member of the task force’s expert team, said that all cities in Jakarta had reported more than 1,000 active coronavirus cases. Central Jakarta has the highest number of active cases in the country with 2,213, followed by North Jakarta (1,775), South Jakarta (1,309) East Jakarta (1,305) and West Jakarta (1,268). Outside of Jakarta, Central Java’s capital city, Semarang, recorded 1,681 active cases, followed by the South Sulawesi capital, Makassar (1,511), the North Sumatra capital, Medan (1,377) and the East Java capital, Surabaya (1,283).Read also: Highest daily spike sees Jakarta logging 658 new COVID-19 cases“These [cities] need extra attention as they have a high rate of activity and mobility. Health protocols need to be maintained to reduce transmission and active cases,” Dewi said Wednesday during an online discussion aired by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).She said the country had a national recovery rate of 65.59 percent, slightly higher than the global average of 64.67 percent.According to the official government count, Indonesia had 130,718 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, 38,916 of which were active. Topics :last_img read more