"The number of cases has reached 579 as of today," the spokesperson said at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) headquarters, Rawamangun, East Jakarta on Monday, March 23, 2020.
According to the Ministry of Health official, the death toll has reached 49. One additional death was recorded in the past 24 hours.
In the meantime, the total number of recoveries has reached 30. Achmad said one confirmed patient tested negative for coronavirus twice recently.
"As a result, the total number of recoveries has increased to 30," he stated.
The government is currently distributing protective gears, medicines and other equipment to most affected areas. The aid is prioritized for provinces which have a large number of covid-19 cases.