The recent decline in the number of positive COVID-19 confirmations seems to have been accompanied by a downward trend in the number of testing. On Tuesday (20/7/2021), only 179,275 specimens were examined.
Compared to the previous day, which was 160,686 specimens, it was indeed higher. However, compared to last week’s figure of over 200 thousand, it is clearly a decline.
The spokesman for the COVID-19 task force, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, did not deny the decline. According to him, there are several possible causes.
“There are several possibilities that cause a decrease in the number of specimens examined, such as testing on weekends or delays in input from the laboratory into the data system,” he said at a BNPB press conference, Tuesday (20/7/2021).
“In the future, the government is committed to increasing the overall 3T capacity by coordinating and facilitating local governments to achieve their respective targets according to the instructions of the Minister of Home Affairs,” concluded Prof. Wiku.
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