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Indonesia confirms nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, another daily record

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 16, 2020   /   05:25 pm
Indonesia confirms nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, another daily record Visualizing the threat: A city public order agency official stands guard near a mannequin and a billboard reminding people about the danger of COVID-19 in Sunter, North Jakarta, on Sept. 15. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

The Health Ministry reported 3,963 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another daily high for the country, as the coronavirus outbreak has yet to reach its peak in the country.

The ministry confirmed 135 new deaths due to COVID-19, also another record high for the nation.

As of Wednesday, health authorities have confirmed a total of 228,993 cases across the country, as well as 164,101 recoveries and 9,100 deaths.

The outbreak has reached 493 out of 514 municipalities and regencies in all 34 Indonesian provinces.

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Jakarta remains the hardest-hit province with 57,469 cases and 1,481 deaths, followed by East Java with 39,181 cases and 2,867 deaths.

Central Java, West Java and South Sulawesi are also among the hard-hit provinces with more than 10,000 confirmed cases.

There are currently 100,236 suspected patients nationwide.

The government has tested more than 1.62 million people and more than 2.75 specimens as of Wednesday. On the same day, health authorities also reported that more than 30,000 people had been tested.