Jakarta Health Agency: 83% ICU Rooms for Covid-19 Patients Occupied

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe occupancy rate of Covid-19 beds in 67 referral hospitals in Jakarta keeps rising, albeit the capacity has been increased. The city’s Health Agency Head of Disease Prevention and Control, Dwi Oktavia, reported that 75 percent of the total 4,254 isolation rooms have been occupied as of September 13, 2020.

    “Meanwhile, the occupancy rate of 594 ICU beds in 67 referral hospitals until September 13 reaches 83 percent,” said Dwi in a written statement on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

    The agency head Widyastuti said the capacity of isolation beds and ICU beds for Covid-19 patients in the capital has been increased gradually. Widyastuti claimed she had demanded 13 Covid-19 special hospitals to add more beds.

    On Saturday, September 12, the occupancy rate of isolation beds and ICU beds was 77 percent and 78 percent, respectively.

    “We need to keep monitoring data between the addition of beds and the hike in new cases,” said Widyastuti at the City Hall on Saturday, September 12.

    Last Wednesday, September 9, Jakarta had 4,053 isolation beds and 528 ICU beds in its 67 Covid-19 hospitals. Both occupancy rate, however, was also high at 77 percent and 83 percent. “The number of beds increases, but the number of patients is also rising,” Widyastuti said.

    Read: Jakarta Sees Extreme Occupancy Rate of Covid-19 Hospital ICU Beds

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