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News 26/02/2021

Latest Update Regarding Corona Virus in Indonesia (26 February 2021)

The new corona cases in Indonesia have not seen any signs of slowing down. On the other hand, the addition of new corona cases is still relatively high.

Launching the Covid19.go.id page, until Thursday (25/2) there were an additional 8,493 new cases of corona infection in Indonesia. So that the total becomes 1,314,634 positive cases of corona.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries from corona cases increased by 8,686 people to become 1,121,411 people.

Meanwhile, the number of people who died from the corona virus in Indonesia increased by 264 to 35,518 people. Due to the high number of additional corona positive cases, the government asked the public to have a high and collective responsibility to comply with health protocols. To suppress the corona outbreak, it has to start from reducing the transmission rate.

For this reason, the government emphasizes the importance of 5M behavior, namely wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining distance, avoiding crowds, and limiting mobility. Based on many studies, diligently washing your hands can reduce the risk of transmitting viruses, including the corona virus by 35%. While wearing a mask can reduce the risk of corona virus transmission by up to 45% if you wear a cloth mask. Meanwhile, if you use a medical mask, the risk of transmission is reduced by 75%.

The following is the distribution of the Corona virus based on age in Indonesia:

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In Indonesia, more than half of the patients (data until February 25, 2021) are male. (male: 50.07%, female: 49.93%, unannounced 0.00%)

Source: covid19.go.id; corona.jakarta.go.id; Kementrian Kesehatan; kompas.com

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