Indonesia Records 100,000 COVID-19 Recoveries
Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito announced some achievements in the handling of COVID-19, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (20/8).
Wiku stated that COVID-19 handling in Indonesia is better than the world average. The Indonesian active cases reached 40,119 or 27.2%, it’s lower than the world average of 28.7%.
As of 20 August 2020, there is an increase of 2,266 cases. The number of patients recovering from COVID-19 has exceeded 100,674 cases or 68.3%. Meanwhile, the world average is 67.76%.
“Meanwhile, the (average) death case in the world is 3.50%, Indonesia is still at 4.35% above the world average,” he explained.
At the regional level, based on the 16 August data, there are 46 regencies/cities with active cases below 10% which are spread across the Provinces of East Java (6 regencies/cities), South Sumatra (5 regencies/cities), Central Kalimantan (3 regencies/cities), Central Sulawesi (3 regencies/cities), West Papua (3 regencies/cities), West Sumatra (2 regencies/cities), Central Java (2 regencies/cities), Southeast Sulawesi (2 regencies/cities), Gorontalo (2 regencies/cities), North Kalimantan (2 regencies/cities), West Kalimantan (2 regencies/cities), West Nusa Tenggara (2 regencies/cities), Bali (2 regencies/cities), Riau, Jambi, Bangka Belitung Islands, Lampung, West Java, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, and North Maluku.
Based on its percentage, the Task Force Spokesperson said, Bangkalan (East Java) recorded the highest at 9.09% and Indragiri Hilir (Riau) recorded the lowest at 2.17%.
Wiku stated that as of 19 August, there are 15 provinces with an average recovery above the national rate of 68.6% and the world 67.7%, namely Bangka Belitung (93.06%), West Kalimantan ( 90.71%), North Kalimantan (99.58%), Bali (87.7%), Central Sulawesi (86.4%), North Maluku (85.51%), East Nusa Tenggara (83.54%), Lampung (81.63%), West Papua (80.44%), East Java (77.32%), Gorontalo (76.94%), Central Kalimantan (75.73%), South Sulawesi (72.68%), Southeast Sulawesi (69.76%), and Banten (68.64%).
In addition, there are 21 provinces with a death rate below the national average of 4.44% and the world 3.50%, namely North Maluku (3.38%), Jakarta Special Capital Region (3.33%), West Sumatra ( 3.1%), Central Sulawesi (3.07%), West Java (2.79%), Yogyakarta Special Region (2.74%), Aceh Special Region (2.62%), Gorontalo (2.58%), West Sulawesi (2.19%), Maluku (1.96%), Jambi (1.63%), Riau (1.54%), Southeast Sulawesi (1.48%), Bali (1.21%), West Papua (1.1%), Papua (1.08%), Bangka Belitung Islands (0.93%), West Kalimantan (0.88%), North Kalimantan (0.61%), and East Nusa Tenggara (0.61%).
“There is also a significant improvement in zoning, and so far it has never got worse,” Wiku said. Among them, Wiku added, are Jembrana (Bali), Serang (Banten), Garut and Pangandaran (West Java), Situbondo and Tulungagung (East Java), Sukamara (Central Kalimantan) and Belitung (Bangka Belitung Islands).
In the handling of COVID-19, according to Wiku, other regions need to emulate Bali. The Province has formed a task force prior to the formation of the Task Force at the National level. Bali has a recovery rate of 87.7% and included in the provinces with a recovery rate above the national average and a mortality rate of 1.52% below the national and world average.
“This anticipatory activity needs to be carried out so that the spread of cases can be controlled. This includes the closure of several tourist attractions, such as cockfighting which is a Balinese tradition and eliminating some traditional and religious activities,” he said. (Communication Team of the COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani