Jakarta (ANTARA) - Currently, the bed occupancy rate (BOR) at COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta has reached 14 percent, Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria has informed.

"If we look at the data, the BOR has increased to be at 14 percent, in which out of 3,732 beds readied, 504 have been occupied," he said at Jakarta City Hall here on Friday.

Meanwhile, the occupancy rate of beds in intensive care units (ICUs) at COVID-19 referral hospitals has also increased to around 11 percent, with 69 of the 621 available beds occupied.

According to Patria, the increase in the bed occupancy rate is in line with the current surge in COVID-19 cases in Jakarta.

"As of today, 1,255 (residents) have tested positive," he informed.

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Regarding the increase in bed occupancy, he affirmed that the provincial government of Jakarta is ready to improve various infrastructures for COVID-19 handling.

"We will improve supporting facilities for handling COVID-19, such as laboratories, hospitals, and health workers," he said.

The surge in COVID-19 cases has been due to the easing of restrictions, Patria noted. He then asked people to keep complying with the health protocols.

"I invite the public to be more careful in implementing the health protocols in a strict, disciplined, and responsible manner," the deputy governor remarked.

Based on data from the Jakarta Health Office, as of Friday, the number of active cases, or people who are still being treated or undergoing isolation, stood at 9,545, and 1,100 of them were new cases.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in March 2020, a total of 1,245,980 Jakarta residents have been declared recovered, with the recovery rate pegged at 98 percent, and 15,316 residents have succumbed to the virus, with the mortality rate recorded at 1.2 percent.

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