COVID-19: Mortality rates dip below global average in 22 provinces

COVID-19: Mortality rates dip below global average in 22 provinces

A screen capture of spokesperson for the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, Wiku Adisasmito, at a press conference in Jakarta on August 7, 2020. (ANTARA/Prisca Triferna/AC)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The COVID-19 mortality rate has dipped below the global average in 22 of 34 provinces in Indonesia, said spokesperson for the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, Wiku Adisasmito.

“The global mortality rate is at 3.64 percent, and 22 provinces have recorded rates of mortality under the world average,” Adisasmito said during an online press briefing in Jakarta on Tuesday.

He said the performance of the 22 provinces needs to be maintained in order to continue reducing death rate percentages. Meanwhile, the remaining 12 provinces have been urged to stem their COVID-19 mortality rates, he added.

The 22 provinces with lower numbers of COVID-19 deaths include DKI Jakarta (3.56 percent), South Sulawesi (3.18 percent), West Java (3 percent), Bali (1.28 percent), Papua (1.06 percent), East Kalimantan (2.84 percent), North Maluku (3.3 percent), Gorontalo (2.54 percent), and Maluku (1.8 percent).

They also include West Sumatra (2.8), DIY (2.85), Riau (1.8), Aceh (2.8), West Papua (1), West Kalimantan (0.96), North Kalimantan (0.67), West Sulawesi (1.8), Central Sulawesi (3.24), Jambi (1.9), Bangka Belitung (0.9), East Nusa Tenggara (0.65), and South East Sulawesi (1.37). (INE)

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