Covid-19 Deaths Gradually Falling, Says Jakarta Deputy Governor

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  • Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria, after a plenary meeting at the Jakarta DPRD Building, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. TEMPO/Lani Diana

    Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria, after a plenary meeting at the Jakarta DPRD Building, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. TEMPO/Lani Diana

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaJakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria on Wednesday said the number of deaths related to Covid-19 within the past two weeks is starting to fall. According to him, the latest logged over 100 deaths.

    “But this is actually a reduction as the week before logged over 200 daily deaths,” said the deputy at City Hall on August 4, Antaranews reported.

    The majority or 70 percent of coronavirus patient deaths happened in specially-referred hospitals. The drop is also significant because it coincides with the dropping bed occupancy ratio (BOR) across isolation facilities and Intensive Care Units.

    Isolation rooms and ICU in hospitals treating Covid-19 patients are 50 percent and 76 percent filled.

    The deputy governor hopes the deaths would eventually drop even further in the coming days.

    The city’s official Covid-19 counter website corona.jakarta.go.id logged 242 and 265 deaths on July 19 and 20 and despite the fluctuating numbers, August 1, 2, and 3 logged 74, 154, and 70 deaths.

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