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  • Jakarta Hospitals for Coronavirus Almost Full

    From (03 Jan 2021)
    The Jakarta Post
    Title : Hospitals, cemeteries overwhelmed as Jakarta faces new spike in COVID-19 cases
    By : Ardila Syakriah

    [... On Dec. 28, the number reached a record-high 101 burials. Daily cases in the city had been hitting the four digits since early December, at least four times reaching over 2,000 per day. Positivity rates, meaning the share of tests that came back positive and which should ideally be at below 5% per the World Health Organization (WHO), have ranged between 10 and 17% since mid-December. High positivity rates, according to experts, are a sign of insufficient testing and wide transmission of the virus...

    The Indonesian Hospital Association's (PERSI) Jakarta chapter chairman, Koesmedi Priharto, said hospitals had seen increasing bed occupancy rates. He said that the city administration could easily add more beds, but ensuring there would be enough medical workers was "impossible"...

    Jakarta's real-time data as of Saturday showed that of 361 intensive care unit (ICU) beds with ventilators for COVID-19 patients, 266 of them of negative pressure, only 53 beds were left--an 85.3% occupancy rate... state-run Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), had 146 of its 192 beds for COVID-19 occupied on Saturday, while there were still patients in the emergency room waiting to be admitted to the wards, the hospital's spokesperson Sumariyono said. He said that the occupancy rate for adult ICUs was at 95% ...

    Concerns are high that the long year-end holiday will increase the burden on the already stretched healthcare system. The Jakarta administration said that following the long holidays in August and October, cases increased by 77.3% and 59.6%, respectively ...]