Horrible! Corona Cases in Jakarta Reach 9,271, DKI Provincial Government Only Treats Certain Patients

PEOPLE’S MIND – The surge in corona cases continues to occur in the capital city. Even today, Saturday, June 26 2021, the number of positive cases of Covid-19 in Jakarta reached 9,271 people.

The head of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office, Widyastuti, said the increasing number of corona cases also affected the bed occupancy in hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

However, he said, there are priority criteria for Covid-19 patients or corona cases that need to be treated at the hospital.

“The public needs to know that not all Covid-19 sufferers must be treated at the hospital,” said Widyastuti.

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Widyastuti said the Ministry of Health had also issued priority criteria for Covid-19 patients who could be treated in hospitals, namely those with moderate, severe and critical symptoms.

For cases of corona or Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms, such as cough, runny nose, headache, sore throat, no shortness of breath, or those without symptoms, they can only self-isolate at home or in controlled isolation facilities.

There are a number of priority criteria for Covid-19 patients who need to be hospitalized, including if the oxygen saturation is below 95 percent, experiencing shortness of breath, difficulty or unable to speak, decreased consciousness, comorbidities, and moderate symptoms with pneumonia.

“For this reason, people should not panic when they are tested positive for Covid-19. If confirmed positive, immediately report to the Covid-19 Task Force at the RT level and the nearest Puskesmas so that an initial examination can be carried out and given an introduction if controlled isolation is needed,” he said.