Indonesia’s Active Covid-19 Cases Continue to Drop, Is the Pandemic Under Control?

Suara.com – The development of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia continues to show improvement. Data from the Ministry of Health shows the recovery rate reached 46,669 on Sunday, (5/3/2022).

This figure is higher than yesterday (4/32022) which was at 40,462. Today’s cure rate is also higher than the confirmed cases which today are at 30,156.

Meanwhile, active cases also experienced a consistent decline and today touched 500,418, or decreased by 16,835 active cases compared to yesterday (4/3) which was recorded at 517,253.

The hospital bed occupancy rate, on the other hand, is still at 31 percent of national capacity, the same as yesterday.

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“From the daily and weekly monitoring of the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, although several indicators show consistently positive numbers, we still need hard work and cooperation from all parties so that the pandemic can be controlled as expected,” said the spokesperson for the Covid-19 Vaccination. 19 Ministry of Health, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi M. Epid., quoted from the Ministry of Health website.

Corona Virus Illustration.  (Pixabay)
Corona Virus Illustration. (Pixabay)

He said that the government was continuing to make efforts to keep the Covid-10 pandemic in Indonesia under control. One indicator that is continuously monitored is the positivity rate with a target below 5 percent. The positivity rate on Friday (4/3) was at 13.58 percent, down from 17.43 percent on Thursday (3/3/2022). That way, the average weekly positivity rate changed to 15.87 percent, down from the previous position of 16.49 percent.

“Considering the vulnerability of the elderly who are infected with Covid-19 to have severe symptoms and are at risk of being fatal, the government urges the elderly to consult doctors and hospitals to receive treatment. This step is also important to help reduce the mortality rate, especially in the elderly,” said dr. Nadia.

Meanwhile, for the general public, if they are infected with Covid-19 and are asymptomatic (OTG) or have mild symptoms, they can be treated independently (isoman) at home or in centralized isolation (isoter) provided by the government. Health service facilities and health workers at the puskesmas, isoters, as well as remote consultations using telemedicine facilities can be utilized by the community with mild symptoms or OTG.

“The government also continues to expand and accelerate the coverage of two-dose primary vaccination plus a booster vaccination, in order to strengthen the public’s defense against Covid-19 infection, especially from severe symptoms and the risk of death,” concluded dr. Nadia.

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