43 Indonesian districts, cities remain coronavirus-free

43 Indonesian districts, cities remain coronavirus-free

Dewi Nur Aisyah, a member of the the COVID-19 Task Force's Expert Team. ANTARA/Katriana

So, it turns out that when we examine deeper, there are still 8.4 percent, or around 43, districts and cities in Indonesia that have never registered COVID-19 cases
Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 43 Indonesian districts and cities have not reported a single coronavirus infection and remain free from the pandemic, according to the Task Force on COVID-19 Response.

“So, it turns out that when we examine deeper, there are still 8.4 percent, or around 43, districts and cities in Indonesia that have never registered COVID-19 cases. It's (Their COVID-19 case count) zero,” Dewi Nur Aisyah, a member of the the task force's Expert Team said at a press conference here on Monday.

Data from the task force also shows that 341, or 66.3 percent, districts and cities have recorded less than 100 cases so far.

"This means more than 50 percent of districts and cities in Indonesia (have less than 100 cases),” she noted.

Furthermore, 21 percent, or about 112 districts and cities, have recorded between 101 and 1,000 confirmed cases; and, 3.5 percent, or 18 district and cities, have registered more than 1,000 cases.

"This is what we need to concentrate more on. So there are only 3.5 percent or 18 districts / cities which have a lot of cases. Hence, we see that there is such a wide range from one place to another, and we cannot generalize," she remarked.

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Meanwhile, speaking about the number of deaths per 100,000 population, she noted that 238 districts and cities, or around 46 percent, have reported no casualties due to COVID-19.

"So, it's almost half, 46 percent," she stated.

Meanwhile, 78 districts and cities have recorded just one death related to COVID-19, and 26.65 percent have seen a mortality rate of between 2 and 10.

She added that 11.88 percent of the districts and cities have recorded fatalities.

Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, has so far registered 803 deaths, the highest in the country.

The task force is mapping regional risk zones as there is a very wide variation in COVID-case numbers reported across the country's district and cities.

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