Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Wisma Atlet COVID-19 Emergency Hospital in Kemayoran, North Jakarta, has so far admitted 517 patients infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, an official informed.

Of the 517 COVID-19 Omicron patients, 491 patients have since recovered and left the hospital, with 26 patients remaining under treatment, the hospital's public relations coordinator, Colonel Dr. Mintogo Sumego, said.

Of the total patients infected with the Omicron variant, at least 60 percent reported mild symptoms, while the rest were asymptomatic, he informed.

At least 466 of the Omicron patients treated at the hospital were Indonesian overseas travelers and the remaining 51 patients were infected through local transmission, he added.

"The country of origin of the overseas travelers (treated at Wisma Atlet Hospital) were Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Malaysia, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom," Sumego said.

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To anticipate a possible Omicron surge, the hospital has prepared Tower 4 and Tower 7 of the emergency hospital to accommodate patients, he informed.

The two towers remain unoccupied as the bed occupancy rate in the currently operational Towers 5 and 6 is just 32 percent, he said.

"The hospital is currently treating 2,636 patients, and 5,537 beds remain available," Sumego noted.

Meanwhile, head of the information department of the Joint Command of I Defence Area, Marine Colonel Aris Mudian, informed that 2,636 patients are currently being treated at the hospital's Towers 5 and 6.

The department head confirmed that the hospital admitted 21 new patients on Thursday.

Mudian also said that the hospital admitted a total of 135,058 COVID-19 patients between March 23, 2020, and January 20, 2022.

Of the total patients, at least 130,754 recovered and were discharged from the emergency hospital, 1,072 patients were referred to other hospitals, and 596 patients died at the hospital, he added.

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Translator: Genta Tenri M, Nabil Ihsan
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