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Indonesia’s Covid-19 Patient Cure Rate Exceeds the World


By: Putu Prawira )*

The news of the recovery of Covid-19 patients in Indonesia continues to increase. However, the community is expected to continue to comply with the applicable health protocols.

The number of active cases in Indonesia is apparently still better than the world average, seen as of 1 September 2020. In Indonesia alone the number is 42,009 active cases (still being treated) with a percentage of 23.7% of the total Covid-19 cases in Indonesia. while the world average stands at 26.6%.

The same thing happened to the cure rate which reached 128,057 cases or 72.1%. This figure is still better and still above the world average of 69.9%. The regional healing rate with the highest percentage of recovery was in Central Sulawesi (90.78%), Kep. Bangka Belitung (90.79%), East Nusa Tenggara (88.87%) and Bali (85.76%).

For the development of positive cases of Covid-19 on a weekly basis, there was an increase of 32.9%. There are 5 provinces with the highest increase including West Java more than 100%, Central Java up 56.4%, East Kalimantan up 39.2%, DKI Jakarta up 36.9% and East Java up 20.8%

 There is also an increase in cases of death on a weekly basis. The highest percentage increase was in Bengkulu (7.29%), Central Java (7.18%), East Java (7.07%), West Nusa Tenggara (5.76%) and South Sumatra (5.68%) .

The number of deaths nationally increased by 24.4%. The highest mortality rate per region was in Central Java, up more than 100%, Aceh up 100%, Riau up more than 100% and East Java up 18.8%

While the development of weekly risk zoning maps, there are 65 high risk districts / cities (red zone), 230 medium risk districts / cities (orange zone), 151 medium risk districts / cities (151 districts / cities), 42 districts / cities with no cases. new and 26 districts / cities not affected or entered into the green zone.

So it is seen with a high risk, increasing quite rapidly from 6.32% to 12.65% of districts / cities in Indonesia. While the green zone or not affected, decreased from 13.82% to 13.22%.

This week, there are 43 districts / cities with moderate risk shifting to high risk, which are spread across 16 provinces.

On the same occasion, Chairman of the Expert Team and Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, said that the transmission of the Covid-19 case that occurred in the DKI Jakarta area increased during the long holiday period (long weekend), namely 16 to 22 August 2020.

Wiku also reminded the public to carry out disciplined health protocols to prevent Covid-19 transmission. He emphasized that the Covid-19 pandemic is still happening around the world

Wiku said, cases of increasing positive confirmation of Covid-19 in DKI Jakarta had jumped significantly compared to the last few weeks. Although the increase in cases was obtained from the large number of positive case tracing and examinations in DKI, the increase in cases must still be suppressed.

The government is also trying to reduce the use of beds to below 60 percent in order to reduce the burden on health workers.

One of the efforts made is to optimize the Wisma Atlet Hospital in treating Covid-19 patients with moderate to mild criteria.

On different occasions, Polda Metro Jaya has intensified the socialization of health protocols in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Metro Jaya Police Chief Inspector General Nana Sudjana said the spread of covid-19 in Jakarta was still quite high.

In addition, the promotion of socialization is also a follow-up to the presidential instruction. He said that his party was intensifying socialization in crowded centers, such as markets, terminals and stations. Together with Pangdam Jaya, yesterday, Nana campaigned for the use of masks to the people at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout.

Meanwhile, the Commander of the Jaya Regional Military Command, Maj. Gen. Dudung Abdurachman, emphasized that the health protocol campaign can not only suppress the transmission of Covid-19 but also to restore the people’s economy.

However, health protocol violations are still widely seen. For example, in the Sudirman-Thamrin area, residents still want to exercise. Not infrequently parents bring their children to exercise in the area.

Even so, we must not be careless about continuing to implement health protocols, this is not only to secure ourselves from getting infected, but also to secure people who are outside ourselves, including our closest family. To rise from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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