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Daily Occupancy of Covid-19 Isolation Beds in Jakarta Nears 80 Percent

December 16, 2020, 08.15 PM

JAKARTA, – The Jakarta Provincial Government is reporting that the surge of daily infections is pushing the daily occupancy of Covid-19 isolation beds in the city to a near maximum.

As reported on the provincial government’s Twitter account (@dkijakarta), as of December 13, nearly 80 percent of coronavirus isolation beds in Jakarta have been filled.

There are 98 government referral hospitals and together there are 6,509 beds for self-isolation patients in which 5,185 of them have been filled.

The situation is also looking bleak for the occupancy rate of ICU hospital beds in Jakarta where 655 out of 893 beds have been filled or totaling 73 percent.

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The number of daily coronavirus cases in Indonesia’s capital city has been on a steady ascent despite 140,225 people having recovered from the novel virus.

And while the recovery rate in the city is at 90.4 percent, its fatality rate is 1.9 percent after 2,990 people died from the virus as of December 15.

The Jakarta Provincial Government has further reported that around 11,907 patients are receiving hospital treatment or are self-isolating.

“The PCR test rate is 173,830 per 1 million people. This past week, around 84,004 people underwent a PCR test,” said Dwi Oktavia, Head of the Disease Prevention and Mitigation Division for Jakarta’s Health Agency.

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However, Dwi also highlighted that the Covid-19 positivity rate in Jakarta the past week was 9.8 percent while the national positivity rate is at 8.4 percent.

The numbers are dangerously high considering the WHO’s recommendation to keep the positivity rate at a maximum of 5 percent.

(Writer: Rosiana Haryanti | Editor: Irfan Maullana)


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