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COVID-19: Indonesia records 39,294 positive cases, 2,198 deaths

JAKARTA: The COVID-19 positive cases in Indonesia continue to rise, surpassing the 39,000 mark with the death toll stood at 2,198.

The Indonesian government spokesperson on COVID-19, Achmad Yurianto, said between noon yesterday and noon today, an additional of 1,017 cases were recorded, with 64 cases of fatalities.

"The positive cases now totalling 39,294 while 13,649 patients were still under surveillance," he said in his daily press conference broadcast via the National Agency for Disaster Management's (BNPB) official YouTube channel.

Achmad Yurianto said from the total positive cases, 15,123 patients have recovered.

"A total of 592 patients have recovered during the 24-hour period. We are optimistic that the virus is curable and many others will recover," he said.

The East Java province recorded the highest death toll at 616 cases, followed by the Jakarta province (557), West Java (162), South Kalimantan (131) and others.

-- BERNAMA