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Jakarta hospitals' bed occupancy rate for COVID-19 rises in last three weeks

Tempo - June 7, 2021

Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – The bed occupancy rate for COVID-19 patients in Jakarta hospitals continued to increase for the last three weeks.

The Jakarta Health Agency Head of Referral Health Services and Health Crisis, Sulung, confirmed the surge was in the occupancy rate of isolation beds and ICU rooms in a number of hospitals in the capital city.

"Yes, there is a surge. We report it weekly on the provincial government's social media," said Sulung via a short message to Tempo on Monday, June 7.

The agency recorded that as of May 23, 28 percent of the hospital's isolation beds and 31 percent of ICU beds were occupied. A week later, on May 30, the figure rose to 33 percent and 38 percent, respectively.

The bed occupancy rate for patients with the new coronavirus disease kept rising based on data as of June 5. According to Sulung, the occupancy rate of isolation beds reached 42 percent, while that of ICU beds hit 45 percent.

On Sunday, June 6, the Jakarta Health Agency detected 1,019 new COVID-19 cases from the results of PCR tests on 7,625 people.

"The number of active cases to date is 11,516 people. They are still being treated or undergoing isolation," wrote Dwi Oktavia, the Jakarta Health Agency's Head of Disease Prevention and Control Unit, in a statement on Sunday, June 6.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1469831/jakarta-hospitals-bed-occupancy-rate-for-covid-19-rises-in-last-three-week