Ministry of Health: Good News, Positivity Rate Trend Is Starting to Decline!

Covid-19 nurse
Covid-19 nurse

The spread of the Covid-19 virus cases continues to hit Indonesia. The latest, daily COVID-19 cases again surpassed the peak of the Delta wave case, there were 61,488 people exposed to COVID-19 as of Wednesday (23/2/2022).

The Corona daily began to soar since Omicron entered Indonesia. However, the Indonesian Ministry of Health sees the trend of Omicron’s positivity rate starting to decline.

Nationally, the average positivity rate is currently at 17.7 percent, still far from the safe limit of the World Health Organization (WHO) standard of 5 percent.

The sloping positivity rate can also be seen in the DKI Jakarta province. After previously being in the position of 23.8 percent, it has now dropped to 18.5 percent for the period 15-21 February.

The spike in daily positive cases of Covid-19 in Jakarta this year began to appear from January 18, 2020, to February 10, 2022. The daily case graph continued to climb until the second week of February 2022.

The peak of the daily spike in cases in the capital occurred in the period 8-14 February 2022, with an average daily positive in 7 days reaching 11,404. Even though the daily positive average was the highest, in the middle of the period it started to show a downward trend.

The peak of the spike in the positivity rate in Jakarta occurred in the period 8-14 February 2022, with an average of 23.8% in 7 days. Although the average was the highest, in the middle of the period it also began to show a downward trend.

Entering the 15-20 February 2022 period, the downward trend continues. The average positivity rate fell to 18.5%.

The decline in the positive rate also occurred in Banten. Based on circulating data, the province’s record positivity rate has decreased from 27.4 percent to 23.1 percent.

Then, Bali started to decline from 28.2 percent to 11.2 percent. West Java fell from 23.7 percent to now 22.8 percent. Central Java decreased from 27.6 percent to 26.5 percent and
East Java fell from 18 percent to 17 percent.

“So in the past few weeks, especially in Java and Bali, which accounts for 60 to 70 percent of the national confirmed cases, the positivity rate has decreased,” explained Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi M. Epid, Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Vaccination at the Ministry of Health.

Another good news, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients is still stable at 38 percent as in the previous period.

“Even so, all regions have never reached the level of patient care as during the peak of the Delta in 2021. The number of isolation and intensive beds for COVID-19 treatment is still at 38 percent, still the same as Monday’s capacity (21/2),” continued dr. Nadia.