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.
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%.
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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