JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Pandemic Covid-19 in Indonesia it has been almost six months, since the first case was announced by President Joko Widodo on March 2, 2020.
However, until now the government stated that there were no signs of transmission corona virus decrease.
There is still transmission of the virus scientifically named SARS-Cov-2 in the community, so the number coronavirus case in the Homeland continues to increase.
Based on government data until Monday (31/8/2020) at 12.00 WIB, there were an additional 2,743 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
This addition causes the total number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia to reach 174,796 people since the beginning of the pandemic.
This information was conveyed by the government through the Covid-19 Task Force to reporters on Monday afternoon. Data is also published on the Covid19.go.id website.
A total of 2,743 new cases of Covid-19 were discovered after the government examined 15,305 specimens a day.
During this period, 14,566 people were sampled for specimen examination.
In total, the government has examined 2,239,642 specimens a day from 1,297,184 people sampled.
This means that one person can undergo specimen examination more than once.
The patient recovered and died
The government also expressed hope with data showing more and more Covid-19 patients who recovered.
Within a day, it was known that there were an additional 1,774 Covid-19 patients who were considered cured and no longer infected with the corona virus.
They were declared cured after the method test polymerase chain reaction (PCR) shows negative results for the corona virus.
Thus, the total number of Covid-19 patients who have recovered to date has a total of 125,959 people.
However, the government is still delivering sad news with the addition of Covid-19 patients who have died.
In the period 30 – 31 January 2020, there were 74 Covid-19 patients who died after contracting Covid-19.
Thus, the total number of Covid-19 patients who died in Indonesia reached 7,417 people.
In addition to positive case data, the government also said that there are 79,320 people who are currently suspected of being related to the transmission of the corona virus.
Coronavirus case it has been recorded in all provinces in the country or 34 provinces, from Aceh to Papua.
In particular, 488 districts / cities from 34 provinces have been affected by the corona virus infection.
This number has increased by one region, compared to yesterday’s data.