Infographic of COVID-19 cases in Bali as of Thursday, June 18. (Source: pemprov)
Infographic of COVID-19 cases in Bali as of Thursday, June 18. (Source: pemprov)

DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Deputy Chairman of Bali COVID-19 Task Force Dewa Made Indra announced 66 new confirmed cases as of Thursday, June 18, bringing the total number to 895. Today’s number of additional cases is the highest daily spike recorded since the first case in March.

“There are 66 new cases. All are Indonesia citizens consist of two returning migrant workers (PMI) and 64 local transmissions,” Dewa Indra said in Denpasar, Thursday.

The highest number of new cases occurred in Denpasar with 36 cases, followed by Badung 18 cases, Tabanan 4 cases, Gianyar 3 cases, Bangli 2 cases, Buleleng 1 case, Jembrana 1 case, and Karangasem 1 case.

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Dewa Indra also announced 11 new recoveries, bringing the total number to 553. While fatalities remain six people. That makes the active cases amounting to 336.

The number of migrant workers returning to Bali, according to Dewa Indra, amounting 16,961. The number is expected to increase since not all of the migrant workers have yet returned to Bali.

Nationally, the Government of Indonesia recorded 1,331 new confirmed cases as of Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the Archipelago to 42,762.

The government spokesperson for COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto also announced 555 new recoveries, bringing the total patients that have recovered to 16,798.

While for fatalities, Yuri announced 63 deaths, bringing the total number of the death toll to 2,339.

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