A spokesperson for the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Professor Wiku Adisasmito conveyed that the policy on the Enforcement of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) at the regency/city level of the island of Java – Bali has entered stage 3 which coincides with the implementation of micro PPKM at the RT / RW level.
7 provinces implemented it, namely DKI Jakarta, West Java, Banten, Bali, DI Yogyakarta, Central Java, and East Java.
In general, this intervention has shown results on 4 established indicators, namely decreasing active cases, improving recovery, mortality has decreased slightly, and the number of occupated hospital beds has decreased.
“The development of active cases, in general, is still fluctuating, where the average only shows a decline in the third phase of the PPKM period,” said Wiku when giving a press statement on the development of the handling of Covid-19 on Tuesday (23/2/2021)
By province, the downward trend of PPKM phase 3 or week five was seen in DKI Jakarta, West Java, Banten, Bali, and DI Yogyakarta.
Especially for East Java, the downward trend has been seen since PPKM stage 2. However, in Central Java, the trend seems to be fluctuating and tends to increase. This has been seen since PPKM stage 1.
However, the implementation of PPKM had a positive impact on the development of active cases in most areas of Java – Bali.
“The positive impact that has begun to be seen should be a motivation to continue to reduce the rate of transmission, as well as improve health services for positive patients so that active cases can decline immediately,” he continued.
Looking at the percentage of recovery, several provinces have increased this indicator sharply. Among them are DKI Jakarta, which increased sharply from 89.22 percent to 94.36 percent, Banten from 52.43 percent to 72.97 percent, and DI Yogyakarta from 66.31 percent to 75.60 percent.
Furthermore, trends in mortality tend to vary and have not shown significant changes in several provinces.
Specifically for DKI Jakarta, it has consistently shown a decline since PPKM stage 1. The decrease from 1.72 percent to 1.58 percent or down by 0.14 percent.
Then, Bali has an increasing trend in PPKM stage 1 and is quite sharp compared to before PPKM. However, Bali managed to reduce the percentage of mortality cases in PPKM stages 2 and 3. Other provinces such as Banten, DI Yogyakarta, Central Java, and East Java showed an increase in the percentage of mortality cases.
For this reason, a positive impact on active cases and recovery does not necessarily have a positive impact on the development of mortality.
“For this reason, we must suppress the maximum death rate, because one death is considered a life. We cannot tolerate an increase in death,” stated Wiku Adisasmito.