34 medical workers in Papua exposed to COVID-19

34 medical workers in Papua exposed to COVID-19

Spokesperson for Papua Province’s Task Force for the Handling of COVID-19, Dr. Silwanus Sumule. (ANTARA/Evarukdijati)

Jayapura (ANTARA) - Two more medical workers have been infected with COVID-19 in Papua, bringing the total number of such workers testing positive for the virus in the easternmost Indonesian province to 34, as of Tuesday.

The 34 medical workers are residents of the city of Jayapura, and the four districts of Jayapura, Merauke, Mimika, and Jayawija, spokesperson for Papua Province's Task Force for the Handling of COVID-19, Dr. Silwanus Sumule, said on Tuesday night.

Seven of the 34 medical workers have recovered from the infection, while 27 others are receiving medical treatment at a number of referral hospitals, he informed.

He said 640 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Papua as of Tuesday. Of the total, 450 people, including the infected medical workers, are being treated at hospitals.

Meanwhile, 179 people, including 7 medical workers, have recovered from the infection, he added.

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