Jakarta Government through Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling conveyed the latest information regarding COVID-19 cases in Jakarta on Tuesday, July 15, 2020.
" COVID-19 is still around us, so we must be vigilant and always remind our families and people around us to implement 3M protocols against COVID-19"
Jakarta Health Agency's Health Resources Division Head, Ani Ruspitawati mentioned, there were additional 258 positive cases.
Thus, in total it reaches 15,173 positive cases of COVID-19 in Jakarta. From that number, 9,721 people have recovered and 720 people have died.
"As of today, 690 patients are still undergoing treatment at hospitals and 4,041 people carry out self-isolation at home. While suspect cases who have completed their isolation period reaches 128,920 people. There are 434 suspect cases who are still undergoing isolation at home and 943 suspect cases who are still undergoing isolation at hospitals," she said as quoted from Jakarta PPID Press Release.
Cumulatively, as of July 14, her side has collected 414,666 samples through PCR test. On July 14, PCR test has been carried out for 5,188 people. As many as 4,519 tests were taken to diagnose the new case, with total 258 positive and 4,261 negative results.
Total 272,263 people have undergone rapid tests, with 3.5 percent positive of COVID-19, where 9,524 people have reactive and 262,739 people have non-reactive results. Those with positive results were referred to take PCR swab test. If the result is positive, they will be referred to be treated at Wisma Atlet, hospitals or carried out self-isolation at home.
Since June 4, Jakarta Health Agency Head, Widyastuti has issued circular letter to health centers (Puskesmas) to perform Active Case Finding as well as Contact Tracing to the residents. The Active Case Finding is carried out by Puskesmas health workers in markets, vulnerable settlements, or other public spaces where COVID-19 transmission cases tend to occur based on epidemiological calculations.
Considering that 55 percent of the confirmed cases are asymptomatic people, Jakarta Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling urged citizens to continue implementing 3M protocol against COVID-19, namely:
• Wearing mask properly;
• Keep a safe distance around 1-2 meters;
• Often wash hands with soap.
Furthermore, transitional PSBB protocols should be implemented well by filling 50 percent of room capacity and making sure to leave house in healthy condition. Jakarta Task Force for Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling also appreciates offices that allow 50 percent employees to work from office (WFO). Jakarta Government apparatuses will also continue to monitor compliance in various places, such as malls, tourist attractions, and markets.
"COVID-19 is still around us, so we must be vigilant and always remind our families and people around us to implement 3M protocols against COVID-19," she conveyed.
Jakarta Provincial Government is still opening opportunity for residents who want to provide assistance to the others who affected by COVID-19 through Large-scale Social Collaboration (KSBB) Program. Residents can provide assistance in form of staple food, ready meals, or funds. Detailed information regarding KSBB can be accessed through corona.jakarta.go.id/kolaborasi.