By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Government of Indonesia through the Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 (National Task Force) noted the addition of 862 positive COVID-19 confirmed cases on Sunday (21/6), bringing the total to 45,891.


The number of patients recovered has increased to 18,404 after there were additions to 521 people. Furthermore, the death toll rose by 36, bringing the total to 2,465.

Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto in an official statement at the Media Center of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling  said, number is not spread evenly throughout Indonesia, but there are some regions that have a high number of additions, but there are some who do not report any positive additions at all.

“The highest number of additional cases today is DKI Jakarta with 142 people and reported recovery of 233 people. South Sulawesi reported 112 cases with 38 cases recovering, “said Yuri.

“Central Java 99 people recovered cases 22 people. Then South Kalimantan reported 94 new cases and 10 people recovered. East Java today reported 91 new cases and 125 recovered, “he added.

Meanwhile, the data for the top 5 provinces with the most cumulative positive cases are starting from DKI Jakarta 9,971 people, East Java 9,542, South Sulawesi 3,797, West Java 2,848 and Central Java 2,668.

In addition to COVID-19, health authorities warn of increases in dengue fever in the country.

The Indonesian Ministry of Health drew attention to the fact that the number of dengue fever cases reported daily throughout the nation ranged from 100 to up to 500.

“If we look at the total figure, the number of dengue fever cases throughout Indonesia reaches 68,000,” the ministry’s Director of Vector and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Dr Siti Nadia Tarmizi, stated on Monday.

346 dengue deaths have been reported.

Provinces recording the most dengue include West Java, Lampung, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), East Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and South Sulawesi.