JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force expressed alarm over the surge in Covid-19 cases, as the number of daily cases reached a new high of 8,892 on June 10.
Covid-19 Task Force Spokesman Wiku Adisasmito noted that the number of daily coronavirus cases even surpassed the previous high on February 25 of 8,493 cases.
“This surge in cases is a stern warning for us all to evaluate our methods or what we did wrong,” he said on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel Friday. “The increase in cases is also a warning to brace ourselves for an even higher number of cases.”
Wiku also expressed his concern over the increased number of cases that occurred less than a month after the Eid al-Fitr or Idul Fitri holidays.
“Active Covid-19 cases in Indonesia currently stand at 100 thousand, up from 87 thousand. It occurred as the number of Covid-19 cases in six provinces on Java increased over the past ten days,” he asserted.
Jakarta experienced the highest surge, as case numbers spiked up to 2,091 with a BOR of 62.13 percent, a 300 percent increase from 591 cases on June 1.
Central Java experienced an 80 percent increase in cases, as the number of cases surged to 1,500 cases with a bed occupancy rate (BOR) of 66.89 percent.
East Java came in third with 425 new cases, with a BOR of 31.57 percent.