Banda Aceh: Aceh Provincial Task Force for the Acceleration of covid-19 Response (GTPP) confirmed that no new case of covid-19 was recorded in Aceh Province’s five regencies and cities despite growing number of cases in other regions.
"Zero cases of covid-19 were recorded only in Southeast Aceh, West Aceh, Aceh Singkil, Nagan Raya, and Subulussalam," the local task force's spokesman Saifullah Abdulgani stated here on Thursday.
Covid-19 has spread to 18 regencies and five cities in Aceh.
Aceh recorded 45 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, following the spread of covid-19 to Central Aceh.
"The first three cases of covid-19 in Central Aceh were part of the 45 new cases reported from 11 regencies nd cities in Aceh," he noted.
Of the 45 new cases, 11 were reported in Bener Meriah; eight in Aceh Tamiang; six respectively in Bireuen and Aceh Besar; four in Lhokseumawe; three each in Central Aceh and South Aceh; and one respectively in North Aceh, Southwest Aceh, Pidie, and Banda Aceh.
The covid-19 tally in Aceh reached 238 cases, including 132 people still receiving medical care, 94 people recovering, and 12 people, who succumbed to the disease, he noted.
In the meantime, 43 Indonesian regencies and cities have not reported a single case of coronavirus infection and remain free from the pandemic, according to the National Task Force on Covid-19 Response.
According to the task force’s data, 66.3 percent, or some 341 regencies and cities, recorded below 100 cases until now. (antara)