"The number of patients in Palangka Raya who have made a recovery from COVID-19 has hiked up to 10,419, after an additional 43 patients have made a recovery," Naparin said on Saturday.
The recovery rate in the city currently stands at 84.13 percent of the total 12,385 positive cases, he added.
Despite the good news, Naparin urged the public to continue following the health protocols with a disciplined approach.
Until last Wednesday, the COVID-19 Task Force had recorded an additional 65 cases of COVID-19 in the area, he added.
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According to the Palangka Raya COVID-19 Task Force, 1,490 or 12.03 percent of the total patients are still undergoing treatment, while 476 people have succumbed to the virus in the city.
The data was collected from all parts of Palangka Raya City, which has 30 villages, it said. The decline in the number of COVID-19 cases was the result of the government's concern and commitment to conduct tracing and tracking activities, the mayor noted.
The Palangka Raya city government, through the COVID-19 Task Force, had made efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, which ranged from disseminating information, conducting early detection, and ensuring security in the case-handling process.
The city government has urged the public to follow the health protocols to minimize the potential risks of the pandemic, saying it is unlikely to end anytime soon.
It has also imposed stricter micro-scale community activity restrictions to reinforce prevention and COVID-19 handling at a smaller scale.
"The enforcement of micro-scale community activity restrictions is also effective in prevention, early detection, and implementation of health protocols. Which is why we will continue to involve the public, down to RT/RW level," Naparin said.
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