Jakarta: The number of positive cases of covid-19 in Indonesia has increased by 81, bringing the total to 450, said Achmad Yurianto, government spokesperson for matters related to covid-19 response, on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
The death toll has increased by six to touch 38, he said.
"We have given all this data to all heads of provincial offices, and they have forwarded the data to hospitals where the patients are being treated," Yurianto told the press here on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
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Jakarta has reported 44 new cases, taking the total in the capital city so far to 267. The number of cases in West Java have reached 55 with the addition of 14 fresh cases. With 11 new cases, East Java now has 26 patients. Banten has reported four new cases, bringing the total to 43. Meanwhile, Central Java and South Sulawesi have reported two fresh cases.
Of the six most recent deaths, five were reported from Jakarta and one from Banten.
Meanwhile, four more coronavirus patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 20, he added.
The government plans to conduct large-scale and rapid tests for COVID-19, especially in areas most vulnerable to the disease.
The government will prepare around 1 million test kits to examine around 700,000 thousand people who are at risk of contracting the virus. (Antara)