Indonesia confirms 7 new ‘imported’ COVID-19 cases, 2 discharged

Indonesia’s COVID-19 spokesman Achmad Yurianto giving his daily update of the outbreak in Indonesia. Photo: Indonesia Ministry of Health
Indonesia’s COVID-19 spokesman Achmad Yurianto giving his daily update of the outbreak in Indonesia. Photo: Indonesia Ministry of Health

Indonesia now has 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, a government official said, including one who has died and two who have recovered.

Achmad Yurianto, the spokesperson for COVID-19-related matters in Indonesia, made the announcement at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta this afternoon.

“Today, there is an addition of seven patients,” he said.

Achmad said all from the latest batch of patients were “imported cases,” meaning they were likely infected abroad. 

Of the seven, an 87-year-old man identified as Case 30 was said to be exhibiting moderate symptoms, while the others are exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms.

As has become the norm in the last few COVID-19 updates by the government, the patients’ places of treatment were not disclosed in order to protect their identities.

In more positive news, Achmad said that two patients, who were treated at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital in North Jakarta, have repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19.

“They have been cleared for discharge,” he said.

COVID-19 claimed its first casualty in Indonesia this morning, after a 53-year-old woman, later identified to be a British national, passed away in Bali. 

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