JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The government announced, until Thursday (2/7/2020) at 12.00 based on data that had been collected from all hospitals in Indonesia, an additional 1,624 new cases of Covid-19 were positive.
The addition of these daily cases is the highest since the first Covid-19 case was announced on March 2, 2020.
Thus, the total number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia was 59,394 cases.
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“We have positive confirmed cases of 1,624 people, bringing a total of 59,394 positive cases,” said Government spokesman for Co-19 handling Achmad Yurianto at a press conference at Graha BNPB, Jakarta, Thursday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the addition of patients recovering from Covid-19 was 1,072 people, bringing the total to 26,667 people.
The government also recorded 53 Covid-19 patients who died this day since Wednesday (1/7/2020), bringing the total number of patients to death from Covid-19 by 2,987 people.
“As many as 53 patients died, bringing the total to 2,987 people,” Yuri said.
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The number was obtained after the government conducted an examination of 849,155 specimens.
Specimen examination is carried out by two methods, namely the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and the molecular rapid test method.
In addition, Yuri announced, the number of people under surveillance (ODP) and patients under surveillance (PDP).
Yuri said, there were 40,778 ODPs and 13,359 PDP people.
The addition of new cases of positive patients Covid-19 on Thursday was the highest since the first case was announced on March 2, 2020.
This addition figure exceeds the previous highest record of addition, namely Wednesday (1/7/2020) reaching 1,385 cases.
The addition of 1,624 cases of Covid-19 is spread across 28 provinces in Indonesia.
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The highest addition of Covid-19 positive cases occurred in 5 provinces, namely, East Java with 374 new cases and DKI Jakarta with 190 new cases.
Then, South Sulawesi had 165 new cases, Central Java with 153 cases and South Kalimantan with 114 cases.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 transmission has occurred in 452 districts / cities in 34 provinces.
Meanwhile, Chair of the 19th Research and Innovation Consortium of the Ministry of Research and Technology, Ali Ghufron Mukti, predicted that the new corona virus local vaccine will be mass produced and available to the people of Indonesia in mid-2021.
“The results are (available) for our society in mid-2021,” Ali Ghufron said at a press conference from the President’s Office on Thursday (2/7/2020).
According to Ghufron, vaccines developed by the national consortium are currently being developed.
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Various institutions ranging from Bio Farma, Kalbe Farma to Eijkman developed various formulations needed to fight the virus officially named Sars-Cov-2.
But he estimates the new preclinical trial process will begin in late 2020.
“And if extra time is needed, a preclinical trial might be continued in early 2021,” he said.
Based on information on the unavailability of vaccines, Yuri asked the whole community to apply Covid-19 health protocols with discipline and rigorous so as to be protected from possible contracting the virus.
“We cannot overcome this problem by providing artificial immunity through vaccines,” he said.
Yuri stressed, experts are still working to find the vaccine. For this reason, the community must be able to work together to jointly fight Covid-19.
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Furthermore, Yuri asked, people understand that the new normal or new normal order does not mean that conditions have returned to normal.
The new normal order, he said, must be understood that previous habits had to be changed during the pandemic by adjusting to the Covid-19 health protocol.
“New normal is not meant to be normal again, in the sense that new normal is that we change the previous habits that we consider normal, because at that time the threat of Covid-19 did not yet exist,” he concluded.