Six New Omicron Cases Detected This Week According to Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin

- 05 January 2022 01:45 WIB
Indonesia Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin
Indonesia Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Ministry of Health noted the addition of local transmission cases of Omicron earlier this week, from previously only 1 case, now to 6 cases. With the addition of these local cases and other imported cases, the total Omicron cases in Indonesia have reached 152 cases, from the previous 136 cases.

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"Of the 152 known cases in Indonesia, half are asymptomatic, half are mildly ill. They don't need oxygen and the saturation is still above 95 percent. About 23 percent or 34 people have returned home. Until now, no one has needed serious treatment at the hospital, just given medicine and vitamins," said Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin in a press statement in Jakarta quoted on Tuesday.

The Ministry of Health detailed that the Omicron case in Indonesia is still dominated by international travelers from Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA.

Health Minister Budi urged the public not to travel abroad, especially the five countries, for the time being. This is because the transmission of Omicron continues to spread, especially during the New Year holidays when people's mobility is increasing. Preventing more Omicron cases from entering Indonesia is the best protection measure at this time.

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Domestic Anticipation

Meanwhile, domestic anticipation efforts are also carried out by strengthening health service facilities, including supporting aspects such as health workers and pharmaceuticals, as well as medical devices.

"The number of beds in Indonesia reaches around 400 thousand, of which 30% or 120 thousand of which we dedicate to COVID-19. Now that is filled about 240-250 thousand beds. So there are still around 110,000 rooms, which we previously allocated for COVID-19, "said Budi. (*)


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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