"Until yesterday, 11,269 patients had recovered from COVID-19 after an additional 36 patients had made a recovery," Naparin noted in Palangka Raya on Wednesday.
Despite this positive development, the mayor has continued to remind the public to always adhere to health protocols through a disciplined approach.
The Palangka Raya COVID-19 Task Force recorded that a total of 1,019 people, or 7.89 percent of the infected residents, were still undergoing treatment.
The latest data also noted that a total of 497 people had died of COVID-19 in the city so far.
The data was collected from all parts of Palangka Raya City, including 30 villages within its jurisdiction. The increase recorded in the number of COVID-19 cases was attributed to the government's concern and commitment to conducting tracing and tracking activities, according to officials.
The Palangka Raya city government, through the COVID-19 Task Force, has made efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, ranging from disseminating information and conducting early detection to ensuring security in the case-handling process, he remarked.
The city government has urged the public to follow health protocols to minimize the potential risks of the pandemic while emphasizing that the crisis is unlikely to end anytime soon.
It has also imposed stricter micro-scale community activity restrictions to reinforce prevention and COVID-19 handling on a smaller scale.
The enforcement of micro-scale public activity restrictions has been effective in prevention, early detection, and implementation of health protocols, he stated.
Naparin stressed that his administration will constantly seek the public's participation, down to the RT/RW level, in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
The Palangka Raya city government is also imposing Level 4 community activities restrictions that will last until Sept 20.
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