Covid-19 task force talks fight to reduce case fatality rate
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Covid-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito has revealed why the death rate from coronavirus disease remains high.
“The current death rate in Indonesia is 2.7%, and it has been going on for over two months since the start of February 2021,” Wiku said at a press conference on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
The case fatality rate was obtained by comparing the number of deaths with the number of positive cases since the start of the pandemic. With this comparison, the figure can be suppressed if the number of deaths does not increase. “Or the increase is not greater than the increase in the number of positive cases,” Wiku said.
One way, he says, is to make sure that all new patients can recover so that there are no new deaths.
Currently, 10 provinces with the highest increase in positive cases in April 2021 are Riau, West Sumatra, Bangka Belitung Islands, Riau Islands, Banten, Bengkulu, Aceh, Jambi, South Sumatra and West Kalimantan.
Wiku has asked regional officials in the 10 provinces to pay attention to the treatment of Covid-19 in their respective regions. “It is an alarm for 10 provinces because the high number of positive cases can lead to a high number of deaths if not treated properly. So it may increase the national death rate from Covid-19, ”he said.
Read: Rate of active Covid-19 cases in Indonesia 7.4%, global rate 17.3%: government