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 322 cases thus number of active cases to date is 10,784 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 16,512 specimens.
From that amount, 14,412 specimens have been tested today to diagnose new cases with total of 1,360 positive results and 13,052 negative results.
"For information, 161,990 PCR test have been carried out per 1 million population. While the number of people tested for PCR in the past week reached 95,593," she explained as quoted from Jakarta PPID Press Release, on Saturday (12/5).
Number of positive cases in Jakarta increased by 322 cases thus number of active cases to date is 10,784 cases (including people who are still being treated/isolated). While for total confirmed cases in Jakarta as of today reached 142,630 cases. From that amount, 129,067 people recovered with recovery rate of 90.5% and 2,779 people died with mortality rate of 1.9%. While mortality rate in Indonesia reached 3.1%.
"For positivity rate or positive cases percentage in the past week in Jakarta reached 8%, while the percentage of positive cases in total reached 8.3%. WHO also set standard positive cases percentage no more than 5%," she mentioned.
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.