35 healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19 in W Java's Cianjur district

35 healthcare workers exposed to COVID-19 in W Java's Cianjur district

Spokesperson for Cianjur district’s COVID-19 task force, Dr. Yusman Faisal. (ANTARA/Ahmad Fikri)

Cianjur, W Java (ANTARA) - Thirty-five healthcare workers in West Java’s Cianjur district were exposed to COVID-19 in the past two weeks, the highest number since the district recorded its first infections, the local coronavirus task force said.


"During the pandemic, 150 healthcare workers working for two public health service posts have been exposed to COVID-19 and 115 of them have recovered and are carrying out their duties as usual, while the rest are conducting self-isolation at their respective homes," spokesperson for the task force, Dr. Yusman Faisal, said in Cianjur on Tuesday.


The number of healthcare workers contracting COVID-19 in the past two weeks has been the highest since the start of the pandemic in the district, he added.


West Java is among the six provinces which have witnessed a post Eid al-Fitr spike in coronavirus infections this week besides Jakarta, Banten, Central Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java, according to the national COVID-19 task force.


"The top five highest increases in COVID-19 cases have been found in the provinces of Jakarta, Central Java, West Java, Yogyakarta, and East Java," task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito informed at an online press conference that ANTARA joined from Jakarta on Tuesday.


The sixth biggest contributor to the latest COVID-19 surge has been Banten province, he added.


The six provinces have recorded between four hundred and seven thousand cases this week, he disclosed.


The post Eid al-Fitr COVID-19 surge has been observed in Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, and Banten as they received homebound travelers during this year's Eid holiday season, he said. 


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