The pandemic isn’t over yet! This is evidenced by the higher positive number of Covid-19 transmissions. The Coordinator of the Expert Team and Government Spokesperson for Handling COVID-19 Wiku Adisasmito reported that Indonesia had achieved a 620 percent increase in positive cases.
Wiku, at an online press conference attended in Jakarta, Friday, said the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 nationally, as of June 28, 2022, was also followed by an increase at the global level by several countries, after maintaining a long decline in cases.
“Ordered by the percentage increase in the highest weekly positive cases, Indonesia is the most significant increase, which is up 620 percent in 28 days,” said Wiku.
The figure was followed by Bangladesh rising 500 percent in 22 days, Britain up 380 percent in 23 days, Italy up 241 percent in 25 days, Germany 209 percent in 22 days, Singapore up 116 percent in 18 days, Malaysia up 49 percent in 19 days. day and the United States was up 14 percent in 8 days.
“This is an important concern because, with the increasing number of cases in these countries, it means that we need to be vigilant again and this proves that COVID-19 still exists,” said Wiku.
Reflecting on the chart of cases per month in 2021 in the same month as now, namely May to June, there was an increase of more than 200,000 cases, from 153,000 to 356,000 cases over two months. This figure peaked in July 2021 for a total addition of more than 1 million cases during July 2021.
Wiku said it was important to remember that last year, this only decreased after three months. This increase in cases occurred after Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha and was also strengthened by the school holiday period.
Wiku said that this year the good news is that the figures for the same month period are much lower than last year.
If last year it reached 350 cases in one month, this year in June it was only 31,000 monthly cases.
As of today, Monday (4/7), Quoted from the Covid-19 Task Force page, Monday (4/7/2022) morning, daily Covid-19 cases increased by 1,614 cases with a positivity rate of 5.14 percent for the first time since 24 last March.
With this addition, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia currently reaches 6,093,917.
Following are the details of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia as of Sunday (27/6/2022): Total Covid-19 cases: 6,093,917 Active cases: 16,919 Patients declared cured: 5,920,249 Patients died: 156,749.
Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin in Jakarta reminded the public to immediately carry out booster vaccinations.
“Booster as fast as possible. Because it has been proven that with a booster our endurance is better,” he explained, Sunday (3/7).