Jakarta's Latest Official COVID-19 Figures as of July 18

Minggu, 18 Juli 2021 22:04 Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing Nugroho Adibrata 281

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The Jakarta COVID-19 Quick Handling Task Force announces the latest information of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases as of July 18.

The number of people tested last week has reached 227,634

Jakarta Health Agency's Disease Prevention and Control Division Head Dwi Oktavia Tatri Lestari stated, based on the latest data, the swab tests had been carried out on 45,030 specimens. 33,772 of them were to diagnose new cases with 9,128 positive and 24,644 negative results. In addition, an antigen test was also held today, where 5,716 were tested, with 677 positive results and 5,039 negative results.

She mentioned the trend of active positive cases in children under the age of 18 continued to grow. Of the 9,128 positive cases today, 1,034 cases were children aged 6 - 18 years, 314 cases were children aged 0 - 5 years, 6,835 cases were aged 19 - 59 years, and 945 cases were aged 60 years and over.

"This is very important for parents to take care of their children more strictly and avoid going out of the house with the children. As much as possible do activities at home with children, as positive cases in children are currently still high," she urged, as quoted by Jakarta PPID's press release, Sunday (7/18).

As for the WHO test target is 1,000 people who are tested by PCR per million populations per week (not specimens), meaning that the WHO target for Jakarta is a minimum of 10,645 people tested per week. "This target has been surpassed by Jakarta for some time. The number of people tested last week has reached 227,634, while 463,089 people have undergone the swab tests," she explained.

As for the number of active cases in Jakarta, date is 108,728 people who are undergoing self-isolation at home (including data of athlete's homestead) or decreased to 2,914 cases. While the total number of confirmation cases in Jakarta to date was 746,312 cases.

Of these cases, 627,418 people were cured with a cure rate of 84.1% and 10,103 people died with a world with a death rate of 1.4%, while Indonesia's death rate was 2.6%. The positivity rate in the last week in Jakarta was 36.8%, while Indonesia was 15.1%. WHO also set a standard percentage of positive cases of no more than 5%.

Meanwhile, the vaccination process is still ongoing. The total vaccination dose 1 was currently 6,484,908 people (73.6%), with the number of people being vaccinated in a 1-day dose as many as 85,563 people. As for the total vaccination dose 2 now reached 1,996,217 people (22.6%), with the number of people being vaccinated in a 2-day dose as many as 8,377 people.

Then the achievement of vaccination for children aged 12-17 years, for dose 1 had been carried out as much as 30%. While for residents aged 18-59 years, for dose 1 had been carried out to 70.3% and vaccination for dose 2 covered 18.4%. As for the elderly, vaccination dose 1 was done to 69.1% and vaccination dose 2 included 59.3%. While the mutual cooperation vaccination, for dose 1 had been given to 134,764 people and dose 2 covered 61,842 people.

Based on the daily reports on July 17 at 6 PM, there had been a total fine of Rp 2,550,000. In addition, there were 9 restaurants, food stalls, and cafes which had been temporarily suspended. Then 9 restaurants, stalls, dining, and cafes and 10 other places of business were also temporarily suspended.

"So, hopefully the public can be more disciplined in implementing health protocols and participating in curbing the COVID-19," she hoped.

To get vaccine, residents can go to the vaccination site. However, to speed up vaccination, they must register online via JAKI app or corona.jakarta.go.id/vaksinasi. By registering online, they may choose the schedule and place of vaccination themselves, as well as being able to pre-screen online tests.

To find vaccination centers, you can access the Google Maps application, by writing "vaksin COVID-19".

The categories of residents 18+ who can be vaccinated in Jakarta are:

• Residents with Jakarta ID cards

• Residents with ID cards from outside Jakarta, but domiciled in Jakarta (bring domicile information obtained from the RT officer, not necessarily from the RT head)

• Workers in Jakarta who have ID cards from outside Jakarta (bring information from the workplace)

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.