Prisca Triferna, Fadhli Ruhman, Jakarta – A total of 3,205 people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 on Saturday, with 2,889 cases involving local transmission and the rest involving transmission during international travel, the COVID-19 handling task force informed.
According to data gathered by the task force, 627 patients recovered and five patients succumbed to the virus on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the total number of cases recorded nationwide since March 2020 reached 4,283,453, with total recoveries pegged at 4,122,555 and deaths at 144,206.
With the additional cases, the number of active cases, or patients undergoing treatment or isolation, for COVID-19, reached 16,692, an increase of 2,573 compared to Friday, the task force said.
Moreover, 7,612 people were suspected to have contracted COVID-19, based on the results of tests performed in laboratories across Indonesia on 281,161 specimens obtained from 194,500 people.
Since 2020, a total of 69,100,898 specimens from 46,621,388 people have been tested in the country, the task force said.
The daily national positivity rate reached 1.85 percent for the specimen category and 1.65 percent for the people category, it added.
Jakarta reported the highest number of infections at 1,825, followed by West Java (641), Banten (451), East Java (79), and Bali (44).
Meanwhile, as of January 22, 2022, the first dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage was recorded at 180,714,550, while the second dose coverage reached 123,782,386.
With this achievement, 59.43 percent of the targeted 208,265,720 people have received the second dose of vaccination.