Gov’t Continues to Monitor Rising Trend of COVID-19 Cases After Eid Holiday

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 7 Juni 2021
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Chairperson of COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee (KPCPEN) Airlangga Hartarto delivers his press statement after a limited meeting on COVID-19 handling, in Jakarta, Monday (7/6). (Photo by: PR/Rahmat)

Although the number of daily confirmed cases and active cases of COVID-19 are still under control, the Governemnt said that the rising trend of confirmed cases post-Eid holiday is likely to persist for the next two weeks.

“After Eid al-Fitr holiday, we estimate that the there will be an increase (in the number of cases) in the next two weeks,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, who also helms the Committee for COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN), said in a press conference in Jakarta, Monday (7/6).

According to Airlangga, the roadblock policy implemented at several points during the mudik (annual exodus) ban period last Eid was optimal in surpressing COVID-19 rate after the long holiday.

“I’d like to thank the Indonesian National Defense Forces and the Indonesian National Police for the optimum roadblocks during and post-Eid,” he said.

The Minister also pointed out that the development of active cases and the national recovery rate as of 6 June was better than those of the global level.

“Active case rate as of 6 June was 5.3 percent, better than the global rate at 7.5 percent. Recovery rate was 91.9 percent, better than the global rate at 90.3 percent. However, Indonesia’s mortality rate of 2.8 percent was still higher than the global rate at 2.1 percent,” he said.

In the meantime, the number of weekly cases per one million Indonesian population was also relatively better than that of  a number of other countries, he said.

“If we compare (the number of weekly cases) to that of other countries, the number of weekly cases per one million Indonesian population is relatively better. Ours is 147 people per one million population, Malaysia is 1,607 per one million population, India is 662 per one million population, and France is 731 per one million population,” he said.

Airlangga went on to say, 52.4 percent of the current active cases is located in the island of Java.

“Several provinces contribute 65 percent to the number the active cases, namely West Java, the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, Central Java, Papua, and Riau,” he said.

Meanwhile, the average bed occupancy rate (BOR) for isolation rooms and ICUs in Indonesia is at 40 percent. However, he added, five provinces recorded the rate of above 50 percent. Those provinces are West Kalimantan, Central Java, Riau Islands, Jambi, and Riau. (DND/UN) (FI/EP)  

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