The third wave of the Covid-19 storm in Indonesia is predicted to come soon. This is due to the increasing number of cases of transmission that occur every day. This was conveyed by the Deputy Minister of Health (Wamenkes) Dante Saksono Harbuwono.
He stated that the potential number of daily additional cases of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in Indonesia reached 100-150,000 cases due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 variant or the Omicron variant.
This opinion was conveyed because the findings of Covid-19 cases, especially the Omicron variant in several other countries, were exponential. He also added that the number of additions to Covid-19 due to the Omicron variant would be higher than the previous variants.
“We may be a little higher than at the peak of the Delta yesterday. If yesterday it was 57 thousand cases per day, maybe now there are around 100-150,000 cases per day. But it depends on public health protocols,” he said, as quoted from CNNIndonesia.
Even though the transmission rate for this Omicron variant is at its worst, he asked the public to remain calm in responding to this issue while maintaining health protocols. Although he asked the public not to panic, he still asked the public to remain vigilant against the spread of the virus.
In addition, the acceleration of vaccination is also one way to overcome this increasingly high transmission rate. With the implementation of the first stage of the vaccine until the third stage of the vaccine, the public is expected to get more protection in dealing with the pandemic situation.
In recent times, the spread of the covid-19 virus and the omicron variant is increasing in Indonesia. Based on data compiled from the government’s daily report, it was recorded that during the period 19-25 January, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in a week reached 20,400 cases.
Meanwhile, in the period from January 26 to February 2, weekly cases increased to 82,918 cases, an increase of 24.6 percent in a week. Then, for death cases, during the period 19-25 January, there were 64 Covid-19 patients in Indonesia declared dead. Moreover, in the period from January 26 to February 2, the number of deaths increased to 104 people.
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.