Jakarta: The government spokesperson on matters related to covid-19 Achmad Yurianto today confirmed 486 new covid-19 cases, bringing the tally to 18,496 cases.
From Monday noon until Tuesday noon, the total number of confirmed recoveries increased by 143 people to 4,467 people. Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed deaths rose by 30 people to 1,221 people.
"The total number of confirmed positive cases is 18,496 cases, while the total number of confirmed deaths is 1,221 people," the Ministry of Health's director general of disease control and prevention said here on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
In addition, the current number of persons under monitoring (ODP) is 45,300 people, while the current number of patients under surveillance is 11,891 people.
Earlier this week, relevant ministers and all regional heads were ordered to strengthen covid-19 task forces at the neighboring unit (RT), community unit (RW), and customary villages.
According to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the most effective control of the spread of covid-19 is at the levels of RT, RW and customary villages.