Good News From Luhut: COVID-19 Cases In DKI-Central Java-East Java Are Starting To Drop
Screenshot of Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment as well as Java-Bali PPKM Coordinator Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (Photo: Antara)


JAKARTA - Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said there was a significant downward trend in COVID-19 cases in DKI Jakarta, Central Java, and East Java. With the first week of implementing PPKM (Enforcement of Community Activity Restrictions), the downward trend in mobility and activity must still be maintained," he said in a written statement in Jakarta, reported by Antara, Saturday, July 24. He said the downward trend in cases had occurred since the first week of PPKM. also the Coordinator of the Java-Bali PPKM, said that efforts to maintain the decline in mobility and activity will encourage a decrease in cases. This is based on the variable rate of case transmission, health response, and sociological conditions of the community. Therefore, he asked all regional heads in Java and Bali to continue to tighten and provide education to the public regarding health protocols. significant in DKI Jakarta, Central Java, and East Java. He claimed that most areas had passed the peak of cases and began to lead to a decline. However, he was worried about the high death rate that still had to be watched out for. "Regarding the Special Region of Yogyakarta, DKI Jakarta, Central Java , and East Java, I ask to make a special report on the causes of the high death rate, also provide suggestions for efforts to reduce the death rate," he said.

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In addition to implementing PPKM, Luhut also highlighted the handling of patients who are self-isolating who need more attention. "I think the handling of patients who are self-isolating needs to be considered, because in general those who are taken to the hospital are at a severe level," he said. In this regard, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated that based on reports he received via telephone contact with several doctors who nursed COVID-19 patients, patients who were brought to the hospital were generally in severe condition. the oxygen saturation is only 70 or 80," he said. In fact, the incubation period and the illness period for patients with the Delta variant of COVID-19 are relatively fast. In this regard, he will coordinate with the puskesmas to complete the oximeter facility. "So if the saturation is still above 94 it's still safe to do isoman at home with a record of asymptomatic. But if you have symptoms and saturation below 94 must be treated immediately at an isoter location (integrated isolation) or a hospital that has medical equipment and health facilities," he said. Regarding isoman patients, Luhut ordered the TNI Commander to coordinate testing and case tracing activities which will begin on Monday (26 /7) in seven agglomeration areas throughout Java and Bali. The target is to carry out testing and tracking of at least eight close contacts per patient within the next two weeks. can bring patients when the saturation is still above 80 so they can still be helped," he said.

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