Jakarta’s Positive Covid-19 Rate Has Reached 23.1 Percent!

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In the past week, the number of daily Covid-19 cases in Jakarta has continuously increased. This number has increased dramatically from the standard positive rate set by the WHO, which is no more than 5 percent.

Head of Disease Prevention and Control, DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office, Dwi Oktavia, detailed the latest data from the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office. The data shows the number of active cases in Jakarta today increased by 5,627 cases, bringing the number of active cases to 80,162 (people who are still being treated/isolated).

“In the last week, the positivity rate for Covid-19 in Jakarta was 23.1 percent, while the percentage of positive cases in total was 11.4 percent,” he said, Tuesday (8/2/2022).

Data from the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office noted that 57,810 specimens were carried out for PCR tests. Of these tests, 47,982 people were tested by PCR today to diagnose new cases with 10,817 positive and 37,165 negative results. In addition, 53,496 people were tested for antigen, with 6,894 positive and 46,602 negative results.

However, the positive antigen test results in Jakarta are not included in the total positive cases. It is because all are reconfirmed by PCR. Of the total number of positive cases, a total of 910,435 people are declared cured with a cure rate of 90.6 percent, and a total of 13,872 people died with a death rate of 1.4 percent. Then, Indonesia’s death rate is 3.2 percent.

He explained in more detail that the WHO test target is 1,000 people who are tested by PCR per million population per week (not specimens), meaning that the WHO target for Jakarta is a minimum of 10,645 people tested per week.

In the past week, 367,215 people were tested by PCR. Meanwhile, the total number of PCR tests in DKI Jakarta has now reached 824,388 per million population.

Separately, DKI Governor Anies Baswedan said that currently, DKI Jakarta has implemented PPKM level III. The goal is to suppress the positive rate.

Anies said, “This means that there must be an intervention carried out, and this intervention is by restricting mobility which we usually know as PPKM. PPKM Jakarta level is level 3 as determined by the central government.”

He also added, “Therefore, non-essential offices are expected to re-implement work from home, and only 25 percent of them work from the office. Schools have been set at 50 percent of PTM, and parents are given the freedom to choose whether their children attend a school or their children study from home. , also the capacity of public places is reduced.”

Keep your health from the spread of the Covid-19 virus and the omicron variant by always obeying health protocols, wearing masks, keeping your distance in crowds, and washing your hands.