Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (20 November 2020)
Positive cases of the corona virus in Indonesia are still increasing and have not shown any signs of decreasing. In fact, on Friday (13/11), the daily additions reached a record high during the 8 months of the pandemic, with 5,444 cases.
As of Thursday (19/11), the Ministry of Health reported an additional 4,798 new corona cases in Indonesia. With this addition, now the total positive cases of COVID-19 are 483,518.
Meanwhile, the number of positive corona virus patients who died today has increased by 97, bringing the total to 15,600 people.
The good news is that the number of positive COVID-19 patients who have recovered is also increasing. As of today, 4,265 patients have reportedly recovered from corona, bringing the total to 406,612 people.
Meanwhile, the number of suspected cases to date is 63,546 people. The number of specimens tested today is 47,630 samples in the last 24 hours.
Previously, the COVID-19 Task Force delivered quite good news regarding the decline in cases of corona patients dying earlier this week.
“We appreciate that we managed to reduce 8.9 percent in the addition of death cases this week. This means, of the many new positive cases this week, the health facilities in their respective areas have been handled quickly, accurately, and as early as possible, ”said the spokesman for the COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. 17/11). However, unfortunately, this achievement is inversely proportional to the increase in the number of positive cases and the decline in patient recovery in Indonesia. As of November 15, 2020, there was an increase in positive corona cases by 17.8 percent from the previous week, which averaged “only” around 5-8 percent per week. While this week the recovery of COVID-19 patients has slowed by 9.3 percent. This data shows that it has been the fourth week of decline in recovery in a row.
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 19, 2020) are male. (male: 50.62%, female: 49.38%, unannounced 0.00%)
Source: covid19.go.id; corona.jakarta.go.id; Kementrian Kesehatan; kompas.com; kumparan.com