Jayapura, Jubi – COVID-19 Task Force Papua confirms thirty new cases on Tuesday (9/6/2020).
It includes 12 cases in Jayapura city, 9 in Jayapura Regency, 6 in Keerom, 2 in Sarmi and 1 in Nabire. It makes up the total cases of COVID-19 in Papua to 1,110 cases.
This increase raises the issue of the availability of hospitals to take care of the patients. Spokesperson of COVID-19 Tasks Force Papua dr. Silwanus Soemoele, SpOG (K) said he is still waiting for confirmation from Abepura Mental Hospital (RSJ) to be used as a referral hospital as it planned.
“All hospitals in Jayapura City are full capacity today,” he said.
While the hospitals should be careful to send patients home because doctors only can declare patients recover from the virus and allow them to home after taking two consecutive swab tests with a negative result. Moreover, the recovered patients need to do self-quarantine for 14 days at home.
Meanwhile, two patients of COVID-19 in pregnancy are taking medical treatment in Abepura Public Hospital. “Their current condition is stable,” said Soemoele.
These two patients are detainees from Abepura Police detention. One complaint having a digestion problem, another has a bleeding condition.
“But I already took care of them in Abepura Hospital, and now they are in good condition,” he said.
Today the task force team brought their attention to Sarmi Regency with two new cases after 49 days successfully hold the transmission.
“But with these two new cases, we hope that we can continue our 49 days of smart work to find and take care of patients,” he said. (*)
Reporter: Angela Flassy
Editor: Pipit Maizier