Jakarta's COVID-19 recoveries reach 78,062

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The capital Jakarta saw 1,106 more people recovering from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday, taking the total recoveries to 78,052 since the pandemic began to affect the capital city early March 2020.

The number of people recovering from the virus represented 83.6 percent of the total positive cases at 93,356, according to data from the Jakarta Provincial Government.

The data show 13,262 of the 93,356 people testing positive for COVID-19 are receiving treatment and conducting self-isolation. Meanwhile, 2,032 people died of the infection, accounting for 2.2 percent of the total positive cases.

With the addition of 974 new cases, the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Jakarta reached 93,356 as of Saturday (Oct 17).

The 974 new cases were derived from the results of swab tests conducted on 914 people on Friday (Oct 16) and the addition of 60 cases from Oct 14-15 reported only on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 10,921 specimens were examined using polymerase chain reaction on Saturday, comprising 8,518 specimens examined to diagnose new cases, with 914 specimens testing positive and 7,604 specimens testing negative for the COVID-19.

With the figure, Jakarta recorded recovery rate in the past week at 10 percent, down from 10.6 percent earlier.

The figure is still above the percentage limit set by the World Health Organization (WHO) at below 5 percent for the past week.

Cumulatively, Jakarta's positive rate since early March 2020 is 8.3 percent.

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