Corona Update Today: New Patients 1,752, Cases in DKI Jakarta the Highest

A total of 5 provinces reported no addition of new cases of Covid-19

Case of the spread of Covid-19 in Indonesia has not dropped from the number of 1000 new cases on the latest finding of the Covid-19 Task Force, today, Saturday, July 18, 2020. In the last 24 hours until 12 noon, there were 1,752 new cases so the total of positive patients reached 84,882 people.”25,542 specimens were examined so that the total examined was 1,201,014,” said Government Spokesperson for Covid-19 Handling, Achamd Yurianto in a press statement at the BNPB Central office, Jakarta.

Of the thousands of new cases revealed, DKI Jakarta Province reported the highest number of new patients as many as 346 people with 124 patients declared cured. Followed by Central Java with 266 new cases and 235 people recovered.East Java, which had become the center of the spread of the new Covid-19 reported 204 new cases with 555 patients declared cured.Other regions that reported the emergence of new cases were 168 in South Sulawesi (81 recovered), North Sumatra 157 new cases (34 recovered), and South Kalimantan 107 new cases (88 recovered).

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5 Provinces Not Adding New Cases

Covid-19 Task Force also reported that 17 provinces reported additional cases of under 10 patients while 5 other provinces reported no new patients.The five provinces without new cases are Aceh, West Kalimantan (6 recovered), Central Kalimantan (30 recovered), and North Kalimantan (1 recovered).While the total number of Covid-19 patients who have been declared cured per day is 1,434, bringing the total to 43,268.The new death rate due to Covid-19 disease was recorded at 59 people with a total of 4,016.

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Corona Update Today: New Patients 1,752, Cases in DKI Jakarta the Highest

Message for Eid al-Adha

Yuri added that the focus of the Task Force’s attention now is to prevent transmission of cases, especially from patients who are confirmed positive but have no symptoms and are not treated in the hospital.Some areas have indeed made group isolation against patients without these symptoms. But there are still areas that give this patient freedom to undergo independent isolation.”This is what we must understand. There is a possibility that positive confirmation cases without symptoms have not been detected yet. Therefore contact tracing, close contact with positive cases, is very important,” he said.Regarding the coming of Eid al-Adha, Yuri reminded the Muslim community to continue to implement strict health protocols to prevent the emergence of new cases.”Follow the protocol always keep a distance, use a mask and wash hands and avoid crowds,” Yuri ordered.