Gov’t Strives to Increase Recovery Rate, Lower Mortality Rate
Date 14 September 2020
The Government is striving to increase COVID-19 recovery rate and lower mortality rate.
The statement was made by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at his introductory remarks during a virtual Limited Meeting on the Report of COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee from the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (14/9).
According to the President, in the context of COVID-19 control, it is important to increase recovery rate.
“As of 13 September 2020, the Indonesia’s COVID-19 active cases reached 25.02 percent or slightly higher than the global average which is at 25.78 percent. The total number of recovered patients stood at 155,010 with a recovery rate of 71 percent, the figure is below the average global recovery rate,” the President said.
The Head of State also said that the Government will improve the recovery rate to catch up with the average global recovery rate and will lower the mortality rate.
“Indonesia’s mortality rate continues to drop from 4.49 percent last month to 3.99 percent, though the figure is still above the average global mortality rate of 3.18 percent. Nevertheless, the mortality rate indeed declined compared to last week’s rate that stood at 4.02 percent,” he explained.
The high mortality rate, he added, is contributed by four provinces with mortality rate above 6 percent. The Central Government will give full support to the provinces,- Bengkulu, South Sumatra, Central Java, and East Java-, to reduce the rate. (TGH/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana