Indonesia’s first COVID-19 patients are recovering, the hospital says – National

The country’s first two confirmed COVID-19 patients, identified as cases 1 and 2, are in a stable state and show signs after five days of treatment in the isolation ward of the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI) in North Jakarta an improvement.

The director of the RSPI president, Mouhammad Syahril, said on Friday that the two patients could have communicated with their friends and family outside the hospital via text messages and video calls.

“They are generally in good shape […] From today [Friday], Alhamdulillah [praise God]You no longer have a fever, ”said RSPI President Mohammad Syahril, adding that the patient’s shortness of breath and coughing had also improved.

“They can eat alone without being fed, they can change and go to the toilet without the help of their family or nurses.”

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The patient’s vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate and body temperature, are normal, he added.

Syahril continued that the two patients had a greater chance of recovery because they had no underlying medical problems.

“The mother [Case 2] is 64 years old. It becomes more difficult for older patients [to recover]. However, her progress is an indicator that she will recover. “

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Monday that a 31-year-old woman or Case 1 and her 64-year-old mother had tested positive for COVID-19. Case 1 contracted a Japanese woman who tested positive in Malaysia at the end of February. (nal)


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