Covid-19 illustration. (Pixabay / geralt)
The upward trend in positive cases is due to mobility. That is why people are advised not to return to their hometowns.
SuaraBali.id – The Denpasar City COVID-19 Handling Task Force on Wednesday (13/1/2021) recorded an additional 91 positive cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the daily recovery rate has not shown a significant increase. Namely, 41 people were recorded as recovered, and two patients died.
Quoted from BeritaBali.com, network SuaraBali.idThis figure was conveyed by the Spokesperson for the Denpasar City COVID-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai, on Wednesday (13/1/2021).
Regarding the death case, the patient is a 67 year old male with domicile status in Sanur Kaja Village. The patient tested positive for COVID-19 on December 22, 2020 and was pronounced dead on January 13, 2021.
Another one is a 34 year old female with domicile status in Dauh Puri Kaja Village. The patient tested positive for COVID-19 on January 8, 2021 and was pronounced dead on January 13, 2021.
“Do not be careless, negligent spots have caused the rate of COVID-19 cases in Denpasar to increase drastically. Without realizing it, this increase is far from the average number of COVID-19 in 2020,” explained I Dewa Gede Rai.
Various efforts are being made to support efforts to reduce the risk zone, reduce the rate of transmission, increase the cure rate for patients and prevent death.
Therefore, villages / sub-districts experiencing a spike in cases will receive serious attention from the Denpasar City COVID-19 Task Force through assistance coordinated by the local sub-district head.
The implementation is to hold a health protocol justice operation, socialization and continuous education on a regular basis using vehicles or door to door, as well as carrying out regional disinfectant spraying in an integrated manner.
On the same occasion, I Dewa Rai invited people to reduce mobility.
“Ask the community to reduce mobility, avoid returning to their hometowns and carry out the prokes strictly. This is considering the declining recovery rate, the increasing isolation and ICU occupancy rates affecting the willingness of the ward,” he explained.
Regarding efforts to reduce the death rate due to COVID-19, I Dewa Rai said that the Task Force appealed to people who have congenital diseases or who are at a vulnerable age to be more disciplined in implementing health protocols.
Based on the data, cumulatively positive cases were recorded 5,533 cases, the cure rate for COVID-19 patients in Denpasar City reached 4,877 people (88.14 percent), 119 people died (2.15 percent) and 537 active cases still under treatment (9.71 percent).
Seeing the development of this case, I Dewa Rai again reminded all parties to participate in preventing the spread of COVID-19 from becoming more widespread.
“Avoid crowds, always use masks and wash your hands as often as possible after doing activities. Apart from that, let’s apply 3 M (keeping a distance, using masks and washing hands) together,” he concluded.