"In about two weeks, the deaths (of COVID-19 patients) in Jakarta reached more than 100 per day," Deputy Governor of Jakarta Ahmad Riza Patria stated at the Jakarta City Hall on Wednesday.
The death rate is in fact decreasing as compared to above 200 people a day in the previous week, with the majority of some 70 percent occurring at hospitals.
According to Patria, the decline occurred significantly in line with the decrease in bed occupancy rate (BOR) in isolation rooms and intensive care rooms (ICU) at COVID-19 hospitals.
He noted that currently, the BOR for isolation rooms and ICU at COVID-19 hospitals only reached some 50 percent and 76 percent.
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"We are optimistic of another drop in the BOR in the following days. May all the efforts of related stakeholders and our public in handling the pandemic yield success," he noted.
Based on data from the Jakarta provincial government published on the corona.jakarta.go.id page, the fatality rate due to COVID-19 in Jakarta stood at above 100 per day in the last two weeks, while in the previous week, the figure was above 200 per day.
The data on deaths due to COVID-19 per day in Jakarta for the last three weeks, based on the corona.jakarta.go.id page are: 62 deaths on July 14, 2021; 140 deaths on July 15, 2021; 102 deaths on July 16, 2021; 57 deaths on July 17, 2021; 201 deaths on July 18, 2021; 242 deaths on July 19, 2021; 265 deaths on July 20, 2021; 82 deaths on July 21, 2021; 173 deaths on July 22, 2021; 156 deaths on July 23, 2021; 160 deaths on July 24, 2021; 152 deaths on July 25, 2021; 103 deaths on July 26, 2021; 170 deaths on July 27, 2021; 82 deaths on July 28, 2021; 156 deaths on July 29, 2021; 108 deaths on July 30, 2021; 183 deaths on July 31, 2021; 74 deaths on August 1, 2021; 154 deaths on August 2, 2021; and 70 deaths on August 3, 2021.
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