Seven suspected COVID-19 patients treated at Sulianti Saroso Hospital

Seven suspected COVID-19 patients treated at Sulianti Saroso Hospital

Sulianti Saroso Infection Disease Hospital Director Mohammad Syahril . (ANTARA/Aria Cindyara/h-fdh)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Seven patients suspected of having contracted the COVID-19 infection are currently undergoing treatment in isolation rooms at the Sulianti Saroso Infection Disease Hospital in Jakarta.

Three of the patients had earlier come in contact with two patients confirmed positive for coronavirus, while four others had a history of having visited an area suspected of being the location of coronavirus infection, Director of RSPI Sulianti Saroso Mohammad Syahril revealed here on Wednesday.

"The condition (overall) is good. However, they have symptoms of fever with cough and sore throat," Syahril noted.

Specimens have been taken from the suspects, and the hospital is awaiting results of laboratory tests that are expected to be out tomorrow.

"Later, it will be announced," Syahril noted.

A total of nine patients are currently under surveillance in connection with coronavirus treatment at the RSPI Sulianti Saroso, of which two have tested positive for COVID-19, according to President Joko Widodo’s announcement last Monday.

Syahril revealed that the condition of the two infected patients had shown gradual improvement.

"Until now, these two are getting better. The fever has gone, the cough is also lesser, and they can communicate well," he remarked.

They have been receiving treatment at the hospital over the last four days. On Thursday, their fifth day, laboratory tests will again be conducted to confirm whether both still test positive or negative for the coronavirus infection.

If the laboratory test results show a negative result for coronavirus infection in both patients, then RSPI Sulianti Saroso will continue to care for them for another five days and later be re-tested to ensure the patients had completely recovered from COVID-19. Related news: W Jakarta to track details of visit of Japanese positive for COVID-19
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