Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (14 August 2020)
The Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has been going on for more than five months, but until now the transmission of the corona virus still occurs in the community. Government data until Wednesday (12/8/2020) at 12.00 WIB shows that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country continues to grow.
The following is the curve of corona virus transmission in Indonesia based on data from the Ministry of Health:
The 1,942 new cases were discovered after the government examined 26,248 subjects a day. There were 13,698 people who sampled their tests in the same period. In total, the government has examined 1,783,673 individuals since the start of the pandemic. The number of people being examined reached 1,012,104 people.
The government has also shown hope with the increasing number of Covid-19 patients who have recovered. They were declared cured based on the results of two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests which showed negative corona virus. In total, there have been 85,798 Covid-19 patients who have been declared cured and are no longer infected with the corona virus. This number was due to the addition of 2,088 Covid-19 patients who recovered in a day.
However, the government also delivered sad news with the increasing death rate related to Covid-19. Currently, it is known that there are 5,903 Covid-19 patients who have died in Indonesia due to Covid-19. This is due to the addition of 79 Covid-19 patients who died in the period 11-12 August 2020. Changes in data for patients who recovered and died resulted in 39,017 patients still being treated. Meanwhile, the number of suspects related to the transmission of the corona virus currently reaches 86,619 people.
The following is the distribution of the Corona virus based on age in Indonesia:
Is it true that men are more susceptible to contracting the corona virus as analyzed by health experts?
In Indonesia, more than half of the patients (data up to 6 August 2020) are male. (male: 52.03%, female: 47.85%, unannounced 0.12%)
Sources: covid19.go.id; corona.jakarta.go.id; Kementrian Kesehatan; kompas.com