Doctor Reisa Shares Her Grief Over The Death Of Two Positive Patients With Omicron Variant
Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 Reisa Broto Asmoro/Antara

JAKARTA - Government Spokesperson for COVID-19, Reisa Broto Asmoro, stated that the increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 that occurred in a week had become an alarm for Indonesia to further increase vigilance.

"We must take this lesson, we must not underestimate COVID-19. We know Omicron has milder symptoms. But with this death case, it is a warning to all of us," said Reisa in the Healthy Broadcast to Prevent Omicron, Increase Self-Awareness which was followed online in Jakarta, reported by Antara, Monday, January 24.

Based on the data she has, it was recorded that on January 22, 2022, the number of COVID-19 cases had touched 3,205 cases.

Meanwhile, on January 23, 2022, the number of cases was also relatively high, with 2,925 positive cases.

This number is the highest since the discovery of positive confirmed cases due to Omicron in Indonesia in December 2021.

Even if you look back at the addition of cases in the past few months, the number of cases on January 22, 2022, is the highest addition since September 18, 2021.

"In fact, the average daily addition of cases in Indonesia is already below 300 cases, after the delta variant wave sloped," said the woman who is also the ambassador for Adaptation of New Habits.

On that occasion, Reisa also conveyed her condolences to the patients who died due to Omicron and their bereaved families.

With the two cases of Omicron's death that were sadly announced by the government on January 22, 2022, Reisa hopes that all parties can be more disciplined in implementing health protocols and not ignore any symptoms that are felt.

This needs to be done as a form of anticipation of the Omicron variant which has very mild symptoms so many patients do not realize it or have it checked at the nearest health facility.

“We have to be careful. There have also been a lot of cases and there have been a lot of Omicron infections," she said.


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