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BREAKING: Indonesia announces 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 19

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 9, 2020   /   06:22 pm
BREAKING: Indonesia announces 13 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 19 Breaking News (TJP/File)

The government announced 13 new confirmed novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Monday, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 19. 

The secretary of the Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention Directorate General, Achmad Yurianto, said two of the 13 new cases were foreign nationals, but did not specify which countries they were from. 

Seven of the cases were also identified as imported cases, which means that the patients likely contracted the virus outside of Indonesia.

“Case 7 is a 59-year-old woman who is currently stable. This is an imported case, she recently came back from overseas,” Yurianto said at a press conference at the State Palace on Monday. “Case 8 is a 56-year-old man who contracted the disease from Case 7. They are husband and wife.”

Yurianto said that Case 9 was also an imported case, while Case 10, Case 11 and Case 12 were linked to Case 1, who tested positive for the virus after coming into contact with a Japanese woman who tested positive in Malaysia after visiting Jakarta in early February. Case 10 and 11 are foreign citizens. 

Case 13 is a 16-year-old girl who is linked to Case 3, who is also linked to Case 1. 

Case 14, Case 15, Case 17, Case 18, and Case 19 were all identified as imported cases, while Case 16 is a close contact of Case 15.

“Therefore the total number of confirmed positive cases as of today is 19,” Yurianto said. 

He said that some of the patients were being treated in Jakarta and some were outside of Jakarta, but did not specify where and at which hospitals. (kmt)