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Jakarta logs highest daily COVID-19 increase on tail-end of transitional PSBB

  • Rizki Fachriansyah
    Rizki Fachriansyah

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, November 22, 2020   /  04:40 pm
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Medical staff take swab samples from two women at the Genomik Solidarita Indonesia (GSI) laboratory in Jakarta on Oct. 3. The government has set the price ceiling for individually requested COVID-19 swab tests at Rp 900,000 (US$60.60) to eliminate price disparities following concerns over the high cost of tests at private laboratories. JP/Seto Wardhana(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The Jakarta administration has recorded the highest single-day surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases on the tail-end of the latest transitional period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital. The city logged 1,579 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 125,822. It was the highest single-day jump since the capital reported its first confirmed cases in March. Of the new cases, 1,198 were the result of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests conducted on Saturday. As of Friday, the capital has also recorded 114,770 recoveries and 2,509 deaths linked to the coronavirus disease. The previous major spike in Jakarta was recorded on Sept. 16 with 1,505 new confirmed COVID-19 cases amid the enforcement of PSBB measures. Earlier this month, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan extended the latest transitional phase of the PSBB policy, which kicked off on Oct. 12 an...