Passing the Omicron Peak, COVID-19 Cases Drop 50 Percent

Jakarta, IDN Times – The COVID-19 Handling Task Force claims that Indonesia has successfully passed the peak of the Omicron variant that occurred in mid-February 2022. This can be seen from the significant decline in weekly COVID-19 cases.

Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, said that Indonesia had matched other countries. Namely, experiencing an increase in positive cases in a relatively short time, but then decreasing in a relatively short period.

“This is also what happened to Indonesia. In the past month or so, weekly cases increased sharply by almost 400 thousand cases. Now only two weeks later we have managed to reduce cases by almost half to 200 thousand cases,” said Wiku in a virtual press conference, Tuesday (8/3/2022).

However, Wiku admits that the figure is still high. He reminded all parties that they have a duty to reduce it, to the level before the peak of the Omicron, which was only around a thousand cases in a week.

1. Natural cure percentage increase

Task Force: RI Passes Omicron Peak, COVID-19 Cases Drop 50 PercentIllustration of a patient recovering from COVID-19. BETWEEN PHOTOS/FB Anggoro/aww.

In line with the decline in positive cases, Wiku said that the percentage of recovery had also experienced a significant increase. In mid-February yesterday, the percentage of healing had dropped dramatically from the level of 96 percent to 86 percent.

“Currently the percentage of cure has increased to almost 90 percent,” said Wiku.

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2. BOR decreased

Task Force: RI Passes Omicron Peak, COVID-19 Cases Drop 50 PercentThe increase in COVID-19 cases has an impact on the number of occupancy rates in hospitals (Bed Occupancy Rate) and ICUs at the Depok Regional Hospital which reached five times from last month so that additional rooms and beds were added to anticipate the spike in positive cases of COVID-19 (ANTARA News) PHOTO/Asprilla Dwi Adha)

The increase in the percentage of healing was also accompanied by a decrease in the number of bed occupancy or bed occupancy rates bed occupancy rate (BOR) COVID-19 referral hospital. In the last 10 days, he revealed the BOR fell more than 10 percent.

“Over the past 10 days, the BOR has managed to drop from 38.79 percent to 28.2 percent,” said Wiku.

3. The number of isolation beds continues to be increased

Task Force: RI Passes Omicron Peak, COVID-19 Cases Drop 50 PercentIllustration of a COVID-19 isolation room. (BETWEEN PHOTOS/Zabur Karuru)

Wiku added, during the process towards a new transition and adaptation period, the government also increased the availability of isolation beds.

Since yesterday, the government has increased the number of beds for isolation to more than 94 thousand.

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