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Jakarta Covid-19 cases rise, positivity rate drops

Tempo - May 7, 2021

Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – The Jakarta provincial government is still recording new cases of Covid-19. As of Thursday, May 6, it logged 905 confirmed cases over the last 24 hours.

The city's Health Agency Head of Disease Prevention and Control Unit, Dwi Oktavia, said the additional cases were obtained from the results of PCR swab tests carried out on 15,307 specimens.

"11,480 people underwent PCR tests today to diagnose new cases. Of which, 905 results turned back positive and the rest 10,575 were negative," said Dwi in a written statement on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Meanwhile, 3,844 people were tested for the antigen swab. The results found that 75 people were positive while the rest 3,769 were negative.

The total caseload in the capital city has now reached 413,323 since the first cases were detected in early March last year. In detail, 7,249 patients are still undergoing medical treatment or self-isolation, 6,850 patients died, and 399,224 patients have recovered.

Thus, the case fatality rate was 1.7 percent while the recovery rate hit 96.6 percent. The Covid-19 positivity rate in the past week as of Thursday stood at 8.6 percent, dropped from the rate as of Wednesday at 9 percent. "The total positivity rate, meanwhile, was 10.9 percent," Dwi said.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1460162/jakarta-covid-19-cases-rise-positivity-rate-drop