Corona Update September 16: 228,993 Positive, 164,101 Healed

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Corona Update

Positive cases of Corona (Covid-19) in Indonesia as of Wednesday (16/9) reached 228,993 people. Of that number, 164,101 were declared cured and 9,100 died.

Quoted from the kemkes.go.id site, the addition of positive cases today reached 3,963 people based on the results of examining 39,774 specimens.

“228,993 confirmed,” said the statement from the site, Wednesday (16/9).

The addition of 3,963 cases is a new daily Covid-19 record in Indonesia since the first case of the Corona Virus was announced on March 2. The previous record was 3,861 cases as of September 10.

In addition, the number of people who recovered also increased by 3,036 cases. So that the total number of recovered Covid-19 cases reached 164,101 people.

Meanwhile, 135 people died. In total, cases of death due to Covid-19 to date have reached 9,100 people.

The government also said that the total number of suspected cases to date has reached 100,236 people.

The day before, Tuesday (15/9), positive cases of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) reached 225,030 cases, with 161,065 of them declared cured and 8,965 people dead.

In response to the increase in Covid-19 cases, President Jokowi appointed the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan to reduce Corona Virus cases in nine provinces in two weeks.

Epidemiologist from Airlangga University Laura Navika Yamani said the two-week target was unrealistic. This is because the ministers do not support the implementation of the PSBB, which is one of the realization of the Covid-19 prevention protocol in a policy context.