Jakarta Government intensifies holding PCR test massively to find new cases quickly. By this way, the task force can take an immediate act regarding isolation or treatment measures in order to reduce the potential for COVID-19 transmission.
" Number of positive cases in Jakarta increased by 284 cases"
Jakarta Health Agency's Disease Prevention and Control Division Head, Dwi Oktavia stated, based on the latest data from Jakarta Health Agency, PCR test has been carried out for 9,527 specimens. From that amount, 7,717 specimens have been tested today to diagnose new cases with total of 870 positive results and 6,847 negative results.
"For information, 136,994 PCR test have been carried out per 1 million population. While the number of people tested for PCR in the past week reached 57,882," she explained as quoted from Jakarta PPID Press Release, on Wednesday (11/18).
Number of positive cases in Jakarta increased by 284 cases thus number of active cases to date is 7,400 cases (including people who are still being treated/isolated). While for total confirmed cases in Jakarta as of today reached 121,818 cases. From that amount, 111,948 people recovered with recovery rate of 91.9% and 2,470 people died with mortality rate of 2%. While mortality rate in Indonesia reached 3.4%.
For positivity rate or positive cases percentage in the past week in Jakarta reached 10.4%, while the percentage of positive cases in total reached 8.4%. WHO also set standard positive cases percentage no more than 5%.
Since Jakarta reimplemented transitional PSBB, Jakarta Government advised people who want to enter Jakarta to carry out self-examination for COVID-19 through JakCLM feature at JAKI application. By using JakCLM, people can get information about COVID-19 risks and various recommendations according to the risks they have. People's contribution in filling JakCLM can help Jakarta Government in preventing COVID-19 spread in Jakarta.
Through Jakarta Satpol PP will also intensify mask operation and data collection on visitors, as well as imposing sanctions on PSBB violators. It is expected that people can be more disciplined in applying health protocols and participating in breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
Always remember to pay attention and implement these principles in daily activities:
•Stay at home and don't go outside if not urgent
•Implement 3M: wear mask properly, maintain safe distance of 1.5-2 meters, and wash your hands with soap and running water regularly
•All activities that are permitted to operate should limit capacity by maximum 50% and comply with strict health protocols
•Remind the others to always implement health protocols
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 via site https://corona.jakarta.go.id/kolaborasi.