COVID-19 Task Force: Indonesia’s Recovery Rate Higher Than That of Global Average

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 2 September 2020
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Spokesperson for Covid-19 Task Force during a press conference at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (1/9). (Photo: BPMI)

As of 1 September 2020, Indonesia’s COVID-19 recovery rate is higher than that of the global average with 42,009 cases (23.7%), while the global average is at 26.6%, according to Spokesperson of COVID-19 Task Force Wiku Adisasmito.

Meanwhile, according to Wiku, the recovery rate stands at 128,057 cases or 72.1%, which still above the global average at 69.97%.

The regional recovery rate with the highest percentage of recovery, continued Wiku, is in the provinces of Central Sulawesi (90.78%), Bangka Belitung Islands (90.79%), East Nusa Tenggara (88.14%), Gorontalo (86.87%), and Bali (85.76%).

“The lowest percentage of recovery is Aceh province (15.38%), Jambi province (49.34%), Bengkulu province (53.06%), Riau province (55.49%) and West Java province (55.81%). Those percentages must be improved,” Wiku said at the Presidential Office in Jakarta, Tuesday (1/9).

For the number of positive cases on a weekly basis, he added, there has been an increase of 32.9% in total, with five provinces having the highest increase, including West Java province with more than 100%, Central Java province at 56.4%, East Kalimantan province at 39.2 %, capital Jakarta at 36.9%, and East Java province at 20.8%.

“The number of positive cases must be reduced, while more massive testing must continue to be carried out,” Wiku explained.

In the meantime, Wiku said that for the death rate, the number of deaths reaches 7,505 cases or 4.2%, while the global average is at 3.34%.

“So Indonesia’s death rate is still higher than that of the global average,” he explained.

He went on to say that there has also been a spike on a weekly death rate, with the highest percentage in Bengkulu province (7.29%), Central Java province (7.18%), East Java province (7.07%), West Nusa Tenggara province (5.76%) and South Sumatra province (5.68%).

In the meantime, the number of deaths nationally has increased by 24.4%, with the highest number of cases in Central Java province with more than 100%, Aceh province at 100%, Bali province more than 100%, Riau province more than 100% and East Java province at 18.8%.

Regarding the development of the weekly risk zoning map, Wiku pointed out that there are 65 high-risk districts/cities with red zones, 230 medium risk districts/cities with orange zones, 42 districts/cities with no new cases, and 26 districts/cities with green zones.

“So it looks like the number of areas with high risk has increased quite rapidly from 6.32% to 12.65%. Meanwhile, the number of green zones or areas not affected has fallen from 13.82% to 13.22%,” he explained.

This week alone, Wiku said that there are 43 districts/cities in 16 provinces which have shifted from being a moderate risk area to being a high-risk area.

The Government, he added, has also urged those areas to work harder to improve the situation. (Communication Team of the COVID-19 Working Committee / EN)



Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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