Jakarta (ANTARA) – Jakarta reported 2,889 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the total tally to 259,305 since the time the pandemic struck the Indonesian capital.
The count of new COVID-19 cases comprises 2,821 infections detected using cumulative swab tests (PCR) conducted the day before and 68 other cases originating from the result of examinations at the laboratory of a private hospital in the past three days, according to data provided by the Jakarta provincial government on its official website corona.jakarta.go.id.
The PCR tests were conducted on 19,069 specimens on Wednesday (January 27, 2021). Of the total, 17,121 PCR tests were taken to diagnose new cases, with 2,821 people testing positive and 14,300 others testing negative for the virus.
Jakarta also reported 2,720 new recoveries on Thursday, bringing the total count to 232,701.
The total recoveries represent 89.7 percent of the total COVID-19 cases at 259,305.
Meanwhile, 22,419 of the total COVID-19 cases are active cases.
As of Thursday, 4,185 people died of COVID-19, accounting for 1.6 percent of the total COVID-19 cases.
Source: Antara News