The Condition of Occupancy of Beds for COVID-19 Hospitals in Jakarta Drops

Jakarta, IDN Times – Bed occupancy rate (BOR) in 140 COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta has decreased. The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government noted that the daily isolation bed occupancy rate was at 87 percent. A total of 10,016 beds were filled with isolation patients from a total of 11,566 beds.

“The 3T strategy (testing, tracing, treatment) continues to be intensified to find as many positive cases as possible so that they can be isolated, cured in order to prevent the spread of the virus,” wrote a statement on the Instagram account @dkijakarta as quoted Thursday (22/7/2021).

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1. The occupancy of the COVID-19 ICU in Jakarta, remaining 7 percent

Illustration of a COVID-19 patient in the ICU. (BETWEEN PHOTOS/Saiful Bahri)

While the percentage of ICU bed usage is around 93 percent or only 7 percent remaining. There are 1,548 beds occupied by ICU patients out of a total of 1,447 available beds.

Compared to July 11, 2021, the isolation bed occupancy rate was 92 percent and the ICU 95 percent. There are indeed differences, one of which is the number of beds that are not as they are today. At that time, the number of isolation beds was 11,522 and ICU 1,470

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2. The Ministry of Health says the BOR for Jakarta hospitals has started to flat

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The Condition of Occupancy of Beds for COVID-19 Hospitals in Jakarta DecreasesDeputy Minister of Health (Wamenkes) Dante Saksono Harbuwono in the event 1 Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Indonesia’s Innovation for Indonesia Recovers Post-Pandemic which was broadcast online, Tuesday (2/3/2021) (Youtube.com/Kemenristek/BRIN)

Deputy Minister of Health dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono revealed that bed occupancy is starting to stabilize in Jakarta. He considered this to be due to the significant addition of beds.

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However, he did not mention in detail the occupancy rate and in how many days the BOR leveled off.

“There is good news recently that the BOR (Bed Occupancy Rate) of hospitals has started to flat in Jakarta,” he said in a virtual press conference, Saturday (17/7).

3. There are additional 2 thousand beds throughout Jakarta

The Condition of Occupancy of COVID-19 Hospital Beds in Jakarta DecreasesAn isolation officer shows equipment at the Putri Hijau Hospital Isolation Tent, Medan (IDN Times/Prayugo Utomo)

Dante said that currently there will be an addition of 2,000 beds in DKI Jakarta, 1000 beds at Wisma Haji, 300 beds at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital which will be added by the Ministry of Health, and about 400 more beds in several hospitals in Jakarta.

For information, as of Wednesday (21/7/2021), there are 763 thousand positive cases in DKI Jakarta. Within 24 hours there were 5,904 new cases added. A total of 662,800 people have recovered from COVID-19 and another 10,692 have died.

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