Six Provinces with the Highest Covid-19 Transmission Rate in Indonesia

Covid-19 Transmission

The World Health Organization has revealed several provinces in Indonesia with high levels of Covid-19 transmission.

Through Situation Report-68, as of August 18, WHO reported that there were six provinces with the highest transmission rates in Indonesia which were released on Thursday, August 19, 2021. As additional information, the Situation Report is a weekly routine report by WHO.

The six provinces are North Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung Islands, Special Region (DI) Yogyakarta, Bali and Central Sulawesi.

The six provinces had their highest levels of community transmission (CT4) in weekly Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population, the weekly confirmed number.

WHO recommends that restrictions remain and the Covid-19 vaccination process is accelerated. This is because the death rate per 100,000 population is still high with the proportion of positive test results ranging from 22% to 57%.

Not only that, WHO also observed a decrease in Covid-19 cases but accompanied by a decrease in the number of tests. 

‚ÄúDuring the week, i.e. August 5 to 11, the Task Force (Satgas) reported that the number of people tested was 930,513: a decrease from a total of 1,008,665 people tested during the previous week. By August 18, the number of people being tested per day had fallen to 78,626,” the WHO said.