COVID-19 Task Force: Indonesia’s Recovery Rate Continues to Increase
Date 6 Oktober 2020
Spokesperson of the COVID-19 Handling Working Committee Reisa Brotoasmoro has announced that in the first week of October, Indonesia’s recovery rate continues to climb to 75.27 percent.
“The ratio of recoveries to the total cases (as of week 1 of October) has increased compared to that in the previous week (week 4 of September) recorded at 73.77 percent,” Reisa said Monday (5/10).
According to her, the latest COVID-19 data showed that the number of patients discharged as of 5 October 2020 stood at 232,593 and the number of active cases reached 63,274, bringing the total number of positive cases to 307,120.
Meanwhile, she continued, the number of deaths reaches 11,253 cases, making the ratio of deaths to 3.67%.
“The death rate has dropped compared to that in the previous week which was at 3.77 percent, thanks to all parties involved in this achievement,” said Reisa.
The Government, Reisa added, has also implemented various strategies to flatten the COVID-19 curve from month to month, including through 3T (testing, tracing, and treatment).
As for testing, up to 40,000 people were tested per day in more than 340 laboratories, while the tracing efforts find about 140,000 cases every day.
“Apart from 3T, there are still other ways to curb virus transmission, namely by wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distancing, avoiding crowds, and washing hands properly,” Reisa said. (UN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas