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Jakarta Post

RI sees significant decrease in active COVID-19 cases

People wearing protective face masks sit at the park amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 22, 2020. (REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana)
News Desk
Jakarta   ●   Sat, October 24 2020

Indonesia has seen a significant decrease in active COVID-19 cases, the National COVID-19 task force stated on Thursday.

Active cases are the number of confirmed cases minus the number of recovered cases and deaths. The statistic represents the number of cases still considered to be infectious.

The task force’s spokesperson and experts team coordinator, Wiku Adisasmito, said in a virtual press conference that as of Thursday the country had 63,576 active cases, 16.8 percent of the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed so far, adding this figure was lower than the 21.9 percent recorded globally. 

Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients has also increased to 301,006.

Wiku explained that 91.26 percent of confirmed cases were active in March and that this percentage h...

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