Latest Information on COVID-19 Cases and Vaccination in Jakarta as of July 23, 2021

Jumat, 23 Juli 2021 22:30 Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing 242

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Jakarta Government continues to control COVID-19 pandemic. Not only implementing 3T, COVID-19 vaccination is also being promoted to priority groups. However, community participation is still needed to remain disciplined in implementing health protocols.

PCR test has been carried out to 45,197 specimens

Given that COVID-19 vaccination can only reduce the impact of exposure, there is still a possibility of COVID-19 transmission if people don't follow health protocols. It can be seen from positive cases that are still fluctuating and now tend to increase. It needs cooperation from all sides to break the transmission chain.

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 to 45,197 specimens.

From that amount, 32,993 specimens have been tested today to diagnose new cases with total of 8,033 positive results and 24,960 negative results. Besides, Antigen test was also conducted to 11,581 people with 1,064 positive results and 10,517 negative results.

She mentioned that WHO is targeting to test 1,000 people using PCR per one million population per week (not specimens), meaning that WHO target for Jakarta is at least 10,645 people should be tested per week. "This target has been exceeded by Jakarta for some time. In the past week, 200,526 people were tested using PCR. While number of people tested for PCR in Jakarta has now reached 477,734 per million population," she explained as quoted from PPID Press Release.

Number of active cases is declined by 6,563 cases thus in total it reached 79,635 active cases as of today (including people who are still being treated/isolated). Moreover, for total confirmed cases in Jakarta as of today reached 778,520 cases. It should be noted that positive antigen test results in Jakarta were not included in total positive cases because all were reconfirmed by PCR.

From total positive cases, 687,864 people recovered with recovery rate of 88.4% and 11,021 people died with mortality rate of 1.4%. While mortality rate in Indonesia reached 2.6%

Positivity rate in Jakarta in the past week reached 25.7%, while the percentage of positive cases in total reached 15.3%. WHO also set standard positive cases percentage no more than 5%.

Meanwhile, vaccination process is still ongoing. For vaccination program, first dose vaccines had been given to 6,870,297 (77.9%), where 117,009 people had been injected with first dose vaccines today. While second dose vaccines had been given to 2,124,049 people (24.1%), where 56,416 people had been injected with second dose vaccines today.

President has set vaccination target in Jakarta that should be fulfilled by the end of August with total 7.5 million people aged 12 years and over. While Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan has set target 8.8 million Jakarta residents to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.

Jakarta Satpol PP also gives sanction for anyone who don't wear mask and violate health protocols, and intensifies guest book data collection, as well as other forms of PSBB violations, such as in restaurants, business places, and industrial places. The imposed sanctions are in form of social work, fines, temporary suspension of activity, and revocation of business license.

Based on daily report submitted by Jakarta Satpol PP on July 22, 2021, at 18:00, Satpol PP had collected fine Rp 3,900,000 from mask operation and monitoring restaurants, cafes and food stalls, offices, workplaces, and business places. During the operation, 2 restaurants, food stalls, and cafes and 4 other business were temporarily suspended.

Hopefully, all residents can be more disciplined and participated in breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission.

Jakarta Government advised people who want to be vaccinated to go directly to vaccination site. In faster way, people can register online through JAKI app or corona.jakarta.go.id/vaksinasi. By registering online, people can choose time and place of vaccination, as well as conduct online health pre-screening test.

Vaccination sites can be checked through google maps app. Only by writing 'vaksin COVID-19', people can get information about vaccination site locations and how to get there.

Here are categories for residents aged 18+ who can be vaccinated in Jakarta:

- Residents with Jakarta ID card

- Residents with ID cards from outside Jakarta, but domiciled in Jakarta (bringing domicile letter obtained from RT administrator, not necessarily from RT Head)

- Residents with ID card outside Jakarta who work in Jakarta (bringing employment certificate)

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 corona.jakarta.go.id/kolaborasi.