Jakarta’s COVID-19 recovery rate touches 96.3 percent on Mar 7


Jakarta (ANTARA) – The number of COVID-19 recoveries in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, touched 337,426, or 96.3 percent of its total 350,425 confirmed cases, as of March 7, or a year since the government announced its first COVID-19 cases.

The capital city recorded 1,809 other recoveries in a single day on Sunday, thereby increasing the total number of recoveries, from 335,617 to 337,426.

The number of active cases dropped by 17, thereby bringing the total active cases to 7,209, from 7,226 on the previous day.

The city has, so far, recorded a total of 350,425 confirmed COVID-19 cases, while the death toll stood at 5,790.

Meanwhile, the number of Indonesians receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine increased by 127,492 to reach 2,413,615 as of Friday afternoon, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling. Some 14,309 additional people received the second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, thereby bringing the total count to 1,114,537 since the country rolled out the vaccination campaign on January 13, 2021. Indonesia reported 6,971 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 6,331 recoveries in the 24 hours ending 12 p.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB) on Friday.

In total, the number of COVID-19 cases reached 1,368,069, while the number of recoveries were recorded at 1,182,687 as of Friday.

With 129 more deaths, the number of fatalities due to COVID-19 stood at 37,026.

The number of suspected cases reached 66,546, while laboratory examinations were conducted on 36,107 specimens to detect the virus. The number of active cases, or patients under treatment, rose by 511 to reach 148,356.

The government is aiming to vaccinate 181,554,465 people, or 70 percent of the total populace of Indonesia, to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19.


Source: Antara News

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