JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Covid-19 Task Force has announced that the number of daily Covid-19 cases continue to crawl upwards, more than a month after the Eid al-Fitr or Idul Fitri Islamic holidays on May 13 and 14.
“The number of new Covid-19 cases has reached 9,944 over a 24-hour period as of June 16. This took the number of coronavirus cases to 1,937,652,” the Task Force said in its website.
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They noted that the 9,944 cases is the highest number to be detected in a single day, since it reached 10,180 on February 22. “Since then, daily Covid-19 case numbers have declined until the end of May.”
However, the number of cases last February is still lower than during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis last January. The peak of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia came on January 30, which saw 14,518 new cases over a 24-hour period.
“53,476 Indonesians have died of Covid-19, since the pandemic was detected in March 2020,” the Taskforce noted. “Another 120,306 others are active cases, while 1,763,870 others recovered from Covid-19.”
The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia has fallen between February to May 2021, before it surged following Idul Fitri.
(Writer: Haryanti Puspa Sari | Editor: Bayu Galih)