Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (06 November 2020)
The corona pandemic in Indonesia has yet to show signs of subsiding. Positive cases are still increasing at 2,500 to 3,000 per day.
On Wednesday (4/11), the Ministry of Health reported an additional 3,356 cases of the new corona virus in Indonesia. With this addition, now the total positive cases of COVID-19 are 421,731. While positive corona virus patients who died reached 14,259 people. And currently there are 353,282 recovered patients. However, the good news about corona is not only patients who recover. The following coil summarizes the good news about COVID-19 that occurred on November 4:
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that COVID-19 vaccination is likely to begin in the third week of December 2020. Backward from the initial plan that was said to start in the second week of November.
“We will conduct vaccinations in the third week of December,” said Luhut as quoted from Antara. Luhut said that currently a third phase of clinical trials is being carried out in Bandung, West Java, which is being developed by Sinovac and Bio Farma.
To be able to carry out vaccinations, the Indonesian government will also use the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval from the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM).
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 as of November 5, 2020) are male. (male: 50.71%, female: 49.29%, unannounced 0.00%)
Source: covid19.go.id; corona.jakarta.go.id; Kementrian Kesehatan; kompas.com; kumparan.com