Finally, Indonesia Gain Level 1 Covid-19 Risk Assessment: All You Need to Know

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released that Indonesia is categorized as level 1 Risk Assessment Levels for COVID-19 (10/25/2021).

4 Risk Assessment Levels for COVID-19

Level 4: COVID-19 Very High

Countries that are categorized at this level are Afghanistan, Brunei, Israel, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Thailand, Turkey, Iran, Iraq to the Maldives.

Level 3: COVID-19 High

At this level, dozens of countries are categorized in it. Such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Philippines, Russia, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Spain, South Korea to Panama.

Level 2: COVID-19 Moderate

A number of countries that enter this level are India, Pakistan, Peru, Colombia, Ghana, Nigeria to Kenya.

Level 1: COVID-19 Low

Not as many countries are categorized as being at level 4 and 3. However, Indonesia is one of them. Besides Indonesia, there are also China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Taiwan, Madagascar, Butan, Niger, Oman, and New Zealand.

How this level categorizing works?

There are two assessment indicators for categorizing this level. Those ar: First, based on the number of new cases. Second, testing the population in the area within the last 28 days.

Based on the number of new cases

There are two scoring systems, namely:

For countries with a population of more than 100,000

Level 1: 50 cases/100,000
Level 2: 50-99 cases/100,000
Level 3: 100-500 cases/100,000
Level 4: more than 500 cases/100,000

For countries with a population of 100,000 or less

Level 1: less than 50 cases
Level 2: 50-99 cases
Level 3: 100-500 cases
Level 4: more than 500 cases

Testing on the population in the region

This method was carried out per 100,000 people for 28 days with test data obtained from various sources. Including the state ministry of health.

What Level 1 Mean for Indonesia?

Although categorized as Level 1, Spokesperson for Vaccination of the Ministry of Health, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, asked the public not to be carried away by the determination of the status.

The threat of a third wave and a new variant of the coronavirus is still lurking.

“People, both in Indonesia and those who want to enter Indonesia, must remain disciplined in health protocols and comply with every government policy. There is no tolerance for parties who violate the provisions,”

said Nadia, quoted from the Ministry of Health website, Monday (1/11/2011). 2021).