Family Clusters Make Up 44% Covid-19 Cases in Jakarta



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Jakarta Health Agency reported that the family clusters were behind the spike in Covid-19 cases in the past week. 

    The Head of Disease Prevention and Control, Dwi Oktavia, said that based on data from Jan. 11-17, the number of family clusters kept rising compared to previous weeks.

    “The number has reached 44 percent, from previously 40 percent,” said Dwi in a written statement on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

    According to her, the coronavirus transmission within families increased due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, while the trend of office clusters dropped to 2.7 percent.

    The government’s data from Jan. 3-17 revealed that there were 442 family clusters with 1,241 positive cases. Most of them traveled from West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and Banten. “On average, they used private vehicles,” Dwi added.

    Dwi further mentioned that today, Jan. 20, there were 3,789 new infections. The capital city’s active cases also rose by 2,009 cases to 21,224.

    Jakarta has so far reported 236,075 Covid-19 positive cases. Of the figure, 210,983 patients have recovered, bringing the recovery rate to 89.4 percent and 3,868 patients died with a mortality rate of 1.6 percent.

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