If we look at the BOR in hospitals, the occupancy ratio is 22 percent, while it is 16 percent for ICUs
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Provincial Health Service reported that the bed occupancy ratio (BOR) in hospitals has currently reached 22 percent amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in the capital city.

Head of Disease Prevention and Control of the Jakarta Health Service Dwi Oktavia explained that the current increase in cases ranged from 2,800 to three thousand per day.

"If we look at the BOR in hospitals, the occupancy ratio is 22 percent, while it is 16 percent for ICUs," Oktavia stated during a virtual discussion related to the development of COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Oktavia noted that currently, 23 thousand active patients were undergoing isolation or treatment.

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She made assurance that this capacity is still sufficient to treat patients with moderate to severe symptoms and patients with comorbidities.

Although the number of patients with COVID-19 is increasing, she said that the patients mostly exhibited mild symptoms or were asymptomatic. They do not require hospitalization but simply need to undergo isolation at home.

"A small number of them do need hospitalization because their condition is quite severe due to comorbidities, but most COVID cases are currently mild and even without symptoms," Oktavia remarked.

Based on the latest data from the Jakarta Health Service as of Sunday, July 31, 2022, the number of daily active cases in Jakarta decreased by 281, thereby bringing the number of active cases to 23,322.

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In the 12,964 PCR tests conducted on Sunday, some 2,198 people had tested positive, while 10,766 people tested negative.

Of the total number of positive cases, some 1,292,133 people were declared cured, with a cure rate of 97.1 percent, while a total of 15,402 people died, with a mortality rate of 1.2 percent, while Indonesia's death rate was recorded at 2.5 percent.

"Jakarta's positivity rate last week was 18.10 percent. The World Health Organization has set the standard of positivity rate for no more than five percent," Oktavia noted.

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Translator: Mentari Dwi G, Resinta S
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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