The Jakarta administration has recorded the highest single-day surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases on the tail-end of the latest transitional period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital. The city logged 1,579 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 125,822. It was the highest single-day jump since the capital reported its first confirmed cases in March. Of the new cases, 1,198 were the result of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests conducted on Saturday. As of Friday, the capital has also recorded 114,770 recoveries and 2,509 deaths linked to the coronavirus disease. The previous major spike in Jakarta was recorded on Sept. 16 with 1,505 new confirmed COVID-19 cases amid the enforcement of PSBB measures. Earlier this month, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan extended the latest transitional phase of the PSBB policy, which kicked off on Oct. 12 an...
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