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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia has risen to 227, as of Wednesday, according to the health ministry (Kementerian Kesehatan). Most of the positive cases have been reported in Jakarta.

The 227 positive cases are reported from some 1,600 people examined. 19 deaths have been recorded.

In response, the Indonesian government set up 227 hospitals for the care of COVID-19 patients.

The preparation of 227 hospitals is a directive from President Joko Widodo. 109 hospitals owned by the TNI, 53 hospitals by the National Police, 65 hospitals by BUMN.

“In accordance with the directives delivered by the president that 109 hospitals owned by the TNI, 53 hospitals of the National Police and 65 state-owned hospitals are ready to carry out the care of patients with COVID-19,” said the Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 dr. Achmad Yurianto at the Press Conference at BNPB Building, Tuesday.