Recent Publication (2020)

The Identification of First COVID-19 Cluster in Indonesia

Vivi Setiawaty,1 Herman Kosasih,2,* Yan Mardian,2 Emita Ajis,3 Endang Burni Prasetyowati,3 Siswanto,1 Muhammad Karyana,1,2 and SARS-CoV-2 Reference Laboratory, Ministry of Health, Indonesia


We describe the first 11 detected COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, resulting from a local transmission occurring in a club and a restaurant. The virus was detected until an average of 21.3 days (range: 11–25, SD: 4.1) after the onset of illness, and the partial N gene sequences (28,321–28,707 nucleotide position) had 100% similarity with the SARS-CoV-2 sequence from Wuhan. Two subjects were asymptomatic, and one subject has died.

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