Indonesia Reports Drop in COVID-19 Cases
Date 19 Oktober 2020
Head of COVID-19 Task Force Doni Monardo has announced that the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia has dropped significantly.
“The percentage of active cases as of 20 September 2020 stood at 23.6 percent and on 18 October or after one month of massive intervention, the figure dropped to 17.69 percent,” said Doni after attending a Limited Meeting on Anticipating the Spread of COVID-19 During Long Weekend in End of October 2020.
In the meantime, the recovery rate as of 20 September 2020 was 72.5 percent and increased to 78.85 percent as of 18 October 2020.
Meanwhile, the death rate which stood at 3.9 percent as of 20 September 2020 has fallen to 3.45 percent on 18 October 2020.
Doni said that the Government continues to flatten the COVID-19 curve. “Cooperation between the Central Government, regional governments, and the general public is one of the most effective ways to curb the virus transmission,” he said.
This cooperation, he continued, is also crucial in anticipating a long weekend which falls at the end of October.
Based on previous experiences, long weekend triggered a spike in COVID-19 cases, he added.
Doni also urged the public to maintain discipline in following health protocols during the upcoming long holiday. “Enjoy a safe holiday by following strict health protocols and avoiding crowds,” he said. (FID/UN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas