Positive 57, Recovered 69, Died Nil

Spokesperson for the Handling of Covid-19 for Depok City, Dadang Wihana

RADARDEPOK.COM – The people of Depok at this time should not be too ignorant of the Corona Virus (Covid-19). In one day the deadly virus again infected 57 positive residents. The data is based on information from the Depok City Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Sunday (26/9).

Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Handling of Depok City, Dadang Wihana, said the data also showed an increase in cases, bringing the total to 104,825. Meanwhile, the total number of recovered positive Covid-19 patients in Depok City reached 102,080, an increase of 69 people from the previous day.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths did not increase or the number was still as many as 2,118 people. “The number of active positive cases (not yet cured) in Depok City is 629 people, or a decrease of 12 cases,” he explained to the Depok Radar Daily, Sunday (26/9).

According to him, in an effort to suppress all cases of Covid-19, the Depok City Government reminded the public to maintain the 6M health protocol (protkes). Namely wearing masks, washing hands with soap and running water, maintaining a safe distance when doing activities outside the home, avoiding crowds, reducing mobility, and avoiding eating together.

In addition, the Depok City Government also asked the public to maintain a Clean and Healthy Lifestyle (PHBS). By maintaining a healthy diet, exercise and adequate rest.

Epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Public Health (FKM UI) Iwan Ariawan said the three steps taken by the government were very responsive. The policies implemented are tightening access to entry from other countries, accelerating vaccinations, and improving health services. “It’s quite responsive,” said Iwan Ariawan.

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According to Iwan, the potential for a third wave occurs if high mobility during holidays is not followed by health protocols, 3T and wide vaccination coverage. “If there is a new variant that is more infectious, the risk is even higher,” he said.

Iwan assessed that there must be good communication about the risk of contracting and transmitting during activities during the long holiday at the end of this year. Iwan reminded because he assessed that public awareness of the importance of implementing health protocols was still lacking. “Restrictions on inter-provincial movement and entry to public places with PeduliLindungi (related to policies that need to be improved to prevent an increase in Covd-19 cases at the end of the year),” he concluded.(rd)

Editor: Fahmi Akbar

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