Jakarta: The National Covid-19 Handling Task Force's Data and Information Technology Division Head Dewi Nur Aisyah has revealed that there are 12 regencies and cities in Indonesia which currently have more than 1,000 active cases.
The 12 regions are East Jakarta (2,600 active cases), South Jakarta (2,439 active cases), Pekanbaru (2,330 active cases), West Jakarta (2,248 active cases), Central Jakarta (2,009 active cases), Padang (1,855 active cases), Jayapura (1,751 active cases), Bekasi (1,688 active cases), Depok (1,606 active cases), Bogor (1,374 active cases), North Jakarta (1,194 active cases), and Ambon (1,126 active cases).
"Most of them are urban areas," said Dewi during a virtual press conference here on Wednesday.
"Disease control and mitigation measures are needed to break the chain and flatten the curve," she stated.
On Tueday, the National Covid-19 Handling Task Force confirmed 3,906 new covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases in Indonesia to 340,622.
Based on data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, in the past 24 hours, the total number of recovered covid-10 patients across Indonesia was up by 4,777 to 263,296.
Meanwhile, in the same period, the total number of confirmed covid-19 deaths in the country rose by 92 to 12,027.