The Jakarta COVID-19 Quick Handling Task Force announces the latest information of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases as of August 11.
" From 471 cases, there were 90 cases from the previous day"
According to Fify Mulyani, Division Head of Public Health for Jakarta Health Agency, based on the latest data, the swab tests had been carried out on 5,401 specimens. 4,522 specimens are to diagnose new cases with 471 positive and 4.051 negative results.
"From 471 cases, there were 90 cases from the previous day. The number of people tested last week reached 44,667, while 44,113 people have undergone the swab tests," she expressed, as quoted by Jakarta PPID's press release, Tuesday (8/11).
She explained, the World Health Organization (WHO) had set the standard number of swab tests to 1,000 people per 1 million populations per week. Based on the WHO standard, Jakarta should do it on 10,645 people (not specimen) per week or 1,521 people per day.
"Currently the number swab tests each week reaches fourfold of the WHO standard," she added.
Swab tests are done through collaboration of 54 local government laboratories, central government, BUMNs and private sectors. The city gives support for test fees to BUMN and private laboratories that participate in networking together in examining sample programs.
In the meantime, COVID-19 positive cases increased to 471 cases. Around 8,784 are undergoing self-isolation at home (including data of athlete's homestead). As for the total number of confirmed cases in Jakarta today is 26,664 cases.
Of these, 16,927 people were cured with a cure rate reaching 63.5% and 953 people died with a death rate of 3.6%, while Indonesia's death rate was 4.5%. The positivity rate in the last week in Jakarta was 8.4%, while Indonesia was 15.2%. WHO also set a standard percentage of positive cases of no more than 5%.
She furthered the label of stigma and discrimination could have a negative impact on mental conditions to reduce a person's immunity to fight the disease.
"Let's build a sense of mutual cooperation, a sense of togetherness and empathy for others affected by COVID-19 and try to build positive things to prevent stigma and discrimination," she uttered.
Here are the things that need to be done:
1. Do not share your worries and panic, let alone cornering those who have tested positive, health workers and others working to tackle the disease.
2. Share your caring, compassion and empathy for people who are known to have the disease. We can provide encouragement, motivation, advice messages or a video call with the family.
3. Find out more about COVID-19, learn what needs to protect yourself, your family and society. Don't get caught up in hoax news or misinformation, it's better to find facts to reduce fear and anxiety.
4. Help family, neighbors and the surrounding people to get access to medical assistance, if they experience symptoms of being exposed to the disease, and
5. If the family or community is stigmatized and discriminated, do psychosocial support.
As long as the vaccine is not yet available, outbreak transmission must be prevented together with the discipline of enforcing physical distancing and health protocols.
So residents must pay attention and implement these principles in their daily activities, which is to stay home and not go out when there is no urgent need, as well as always implement 3M stands for Mencuci tangan (washing hands), Memakai masker (wearing masks) and Menjaga jarak (keeping a distance).
As for the information, the community also has the opportunity to donate with others in the large-scale social collaboration (KSBB) program. They can provide aid in the form of staple foods, fast food and cash. For further information, please visit corona.jakarta.go.id/kolaborasi.