COVID-19 Situation outside Java-Bali is Improving: Coordinating Minister

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 27 September 2021
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Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto delivers a statement at a press conference after a meeting on Activity Restrictions (PPKM) evaluation, Monday (09/27). Photo by: PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Jay

The pandemic situation outside the islands of Java and Bali has shown improvements. As of September 26, there has been no province with level 4 COVID-19 assessment.

“The provinces of Bangka Belitung, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, Aceh, and Papua belong to level 3, 21 provinces belong to level 2 and Lampung belongs to level 1,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on Monday (27/09).

For regency/city level, he added, there was also an improvement in the assessment level during the activity restrictions (PPKM) period. August 8 saw 132 regencies/cities with level 4 assessment level, while on September 26, there is only one area that belongs to level 4, namely Bangka Regency.

Airlangga said that the regions in level 3 decreased from 215 regencies/cities on August 8 to 76 regencies/cities on September 26, regions in level 2 increased from 39 regencies/cities to 275 regencies/cities, while regions in level 1 increased from zero to 34 regencies/cities.

“The level 4 [PPKM] in regions outside the islands of Java and Bali will continue to be implemented until next week,” he added.

Airlangga also explained that regions outside the islands of Java and Bali contributed to 62.84 percent of the national active cases.

“The national recovery rate is 95.62 percent, while the recovery rate outside Java and Bali is 94.96 percent. The national mortality rate is 3.36 percent, while the mortality rate outside Java and Bali is 3.08 percent,” he said.

For the record, as of September 26, the recovery rate in Sumatra stood at 94.68 percent, while the case fatality rate (CFR) was 3.53 percent, and the decline in active cases from August 9 was 89.06 percent. In Nusa Tenggara, the recovery rate was 96.40 percent, the CFR was 2.32 percent, and the decline in active cases was 89.74 percent. In Kalimantan, the recovery rate was 94.78 percent, the CFR was 3.14 percent, and the decline in active cases was 85.92 percent.

In Sulawesi, the recovery rate was 95.21 percent, the CFR was 2.62 percent, and the decline in active cases was 84.10 percent, while in Maluku and Papua the recovery rate was 95.55 percent, the CFR was 1.66 percent, and the decline in active cases was 82.30 percent.

Airlangga went on to say that there was an improvement in the trend of confirmed cases per 100,000 population per week in all provinces outside Java and Bali.

On that occasion, the Coordinating Minister also unveiled the vaccination rate in regencies/cities that will host the 20th National Games (PON) in Papua in October.

“In Jayapura Regency, the first dose vaccination rate has reached 57 percent, in Keerom 53 percent, in Merauke 67 percent, in Mimika 60.4 percent and in Jayapura City 64.1 percent. We will accelerate the vaccine rollout to achieve 60 percent vaccination rate in accordance with the directives of the President,” he said.

Airlangga further said that the acceleration of vaccine rollout was also carried out in West Nusa Tenggara ahead of the international World Superbike event to be held in November.

“The first dose vaccination rate has reached 78 percent in Mataram City, 49 percent in Central Lombok, 31 percent in North Lombok, 19 percent in West Lombok, and 19.76 percent East Lombok. We will speed up the vaccination to achieve 60 percent vaccination rate,” Airlangga remarked. (FID/UN) (RI/MUR)

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