COVID-19 Recovery Rate Increases in 399 Regencies/Cities: Task Force
Date 29 September 2020
As many as 399 out of 514 regencies/cities across the country or accounting for 77.6 percent reported 50-100 percent recovery rate, Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito has said.
“This is good news. We need to maintain and increase recovery rate until it can reach 100 percent. If the case is handled well and early, the possibility for 100 percent recovery is very high,” Wiku said in a written press statement delivered by the Communication Team for the COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee, Tuesday (29/9).
Wiku pointed out that 19.3 percent of the total regencies/cities in the country reported less than 50 percent recovery rate.
To that end, Wiku called on local governments to increase recovery rate and improve health services and early treatment, and immediately coordinate with Ministry of Health and the COVID-19 Task Force.
The COVID-19 recovery rate this week has risen to 15.1 percent. The highest surge was recorded in West Java (767 people), Riau (625 people), Banten (573 people), Central Java (483 people), and South Sulawesi (379 people).
The highest percentage of recovery rate was recorded in North Maluku (87.94 percent), Bangka Belitung Islands (86.35 percent), Gorontalo (86.20 percent), South Kalimantan (84.27 percent), and East Java (83.81 percent).
“This week, East Java is included in the top five for recovery rate improvement and it needs to be appreciated and maintained so that the recovery rate remains high,” Wiku said.
DKI Jakarta, Aceh, North Sumatra and West Sumatra succeeded in reducing the death rate within a week, Wiku said, while expressing his appreciation to regencies/cities that have succeeded in reducing the death rate due to COVID-19.
Regarding risk zoning map, as of 27 September 2020, the number of regencies/cities listed in the red zones (high risk) has risen from 58 to 62, regencies/cities listed in the orange zone (medium risk) increased from 304 to 305, regencies/cities listed in the yellow zone (low risk) increased from 111 to 112, regencies/cities listed in the green zone decreased from 21 to 19 (without new cases) and from 20 to 16 (non-affected).
“We must reduce the number of transmission from high risk zones. The 16 non-affected regencies/cities must be protected,” Wiku said.
Wiku went on to say that 28 regencies/cities in 15 provinces have succeeded in shifting from the red zones to the orange zones, while 5 regencies/cities have shifted from the red zone to the orange zone, namely Probolinggo, Lahat, South Aceh, Kotabaru, and East Kota Waringin.
Wiku also noted that 5 regencies/cities that were in the red zone last Sunday and have not been able to reduce the risk are Tangerang, Pekalongan, Cirebon, South Jakarta, and Kutai Kertanegara
In addition, there are 29 other regencies/cities in 15 provinces that have succeeded in shifting from the orange zones to the yellow zones, while 8 regencies/cities have not been able to reduce the risk, including Meybrat, West Halmahera, Bulukumba, Southeast Minahasa, Sukamara, North Nias, Yalimo, and Sinjai. (UN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Muhardi