Significant improvement in COVID situation compared to 2021

Indonesia continues to show improvement in COVID-19 cases and response so far

JAKARTA (Antara) – Indonesia’s COVID-19 situation has shown significant improvement this year compared to last year, said Professor Wiku Adisasmito, Coordinator of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force’s Team of Experts. .

“Indonesia continues to show improvements in COVID-19 case numbers and handling so far,” he said at the task force’s virtual press conference here on Thursday.

Comparing the COVID-19 situation on August 17, 2021 and August 17, 2022, Adisasmito explained that there has been an improvement this year.

The number of confirmed cases per day has decreased by 53% from about 11,000 recorded in 2021 to about 5,000 in 2022.

In addition, there was a significant 91% reduction in deaths compared to last year. His daily death toll in 2021 was his 220, but this year he has recorded about 19 deaths per day.

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Subsequently, as of 17 August 2022, 53,132 active cases were recorded in the country, with an active case rate of 0.84%.

The recovery rate reached 96.66% on August 17, 2022, compared to just 87.71% in the same period last year.

In addition, the national bed occupancy rate reached 39.63% in 2021. In comparison, this year’s bed occupancy rate was 6.44%.

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In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Adisasmito also spoke about improving the outcomes of the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

On 17 August 2021, coverage for the first dose was 26.40% and coverage for the second dose was 14%. At the same time this year, it reached 86.52% for the first dose and 72.68% for the second dose.

In addition, the government has also launched a third or booster vaccination in 2022.

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