TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Covid-19 Mitigation Task Force of Bogor Regency, West Java, declared all of its districts as red zones or areas with a high risk of coronavirus transmission.
"All districts are in the red zone. So, obey the health protocols, maintain a healthy lifestyle," said Bogor Regent Ade Yasin in a written statement in Cibinong, Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Since Jan. 16, two districts namely Rumpin and Tenjo have entered the red zone as more residents of the two regions have been confirmed positive for the disease.
Bogor Regency recorded a surge in cases for the last three days, reaching 97 new infections per day. While in 2020, the daily increase was only 30 to 50 cases.
As of Monday evening, Jan. 18, the regional task force recorded 6,753 positive cases with 5,773 recoveries and 79 fatalities. There were also 895 active cases in isolation.
However, the regional task force spokesman Irwan Purnawan said the national Covid-19 mitigation task force still noted Bogor Regency as an orange zone.
"[The national task force] uses a different methodology. We set a red zone based on the number of active cases, while the national task force set it based on many factors, including the population ratio," said Irwan, who is also the Head of Communication and Informatics Agency of Bogor Regency.