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News 21/08/2020

Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (21 August 2020)

The government has again submitted an update on the number of positive cases of the corona virus (Covid-19) in Indonesia. The number of new positive cases of corona is still growing.

The following is the curve of corona virus transmission in Indonesia based on data from the Ministry of Health:

The number of positive Covid-19 patients who have been declared cured in Indonesia continues to grow. In 24 hours since Thursday (20/8/2020), 2,317 patients recovered. This means, until Friday (21/8/2020) at 12.00 WIB, positive patients with Covid-19 who recovered totaled 102,991 people.

On the other hand, the number of patients who died also increased by 82 people in the last 24 hours. That number adds to the accumulated data on patients who died to a total of 6,500 people.

In total, Indonesia has had 149,408 Covid-19 cases since its first announcement on March 2, 2020 to Friday today. There were an additional 2,197 new cases compared to data on Thursday (20/8/2020). Covid-19 cases in Indonesia are spread across 485 districts / cities in 34 affected provinces.

The following is the distribution of the Corona virus based on age in Indonesia:

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In Indonesia, more than half of the patients (data up to 6 August 2020) are male. (male: 52.03%, female: 47.85%, unannounced 0.12%)

Sources: covid19.go.id; corona.jakarta.go.id; Kementrian Kesehatan; kompas.com

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