PPKM Level 4 Lowers Covid-19 Death Rate in Bekasi: Mayor

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  • A medical officer injecting the Covid-19 vaccine to a person who take part in a mass vaccination at Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, West Java, Monday, June 14, 2021. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    A medical officer injecting the Covid-19 vaccine to a person who take part in a mass vaccination at Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi, West Java, Monday, June 14, 2021. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, Bekasi - Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi said the public mobility restriction known as PPKM level 4 in the city was extended until August 2 due to high numbers of new Covid-19 cases. The good news was, he added, the death toll dropped.

    “[We record] high cases because our tracing capabilities are high,” said Rahmat in Bekasi on Monday, July 26.

    Despite high numbers of new positive cases, the mayor informed that during the enforcement of the restrictions previously dubbed Emergency PPKM which was then extended to PPKM Level 4, the virus transmission tended to be curbed as there was a drop in the transmission rate among the community by up to 50 percent.

    “Our hospital bed occupancy rate (BOR) has decreased. The death rate has also fallen, unlike one week ago at hundreds to dozens now,” Rahmat added.

    Based on the city’s Covid-19 official page corona.bekasikota.go.id, Bekasi had 7,531 active Covid-19 cases.

    On Sunday, July 25, Bekasi detected 1,488 new Covid-19 cases in a day, 998 patients recovered, and nine patients succumbed to the illness.

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