Illustration of officers burying the body of COVID-19, at Pondok Ranggon TPU, Jakarta, Tuesday (8/9). Photo: ANTARA / Muhammad Adimaja
This was said by Agus Budi Raharjo, Head of Bantul Regency Health Office, Yogyakarta Special Region.
“Of the 13 positive patients who died in Bantul, almost all of them had comorbidities. So all of them had comorbid diseases that were exacerbated by COVID-19,” said Agus Budi Raharjo in Bantul, Wednesday (16/9).
The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Bantul as of Wednesday (16/9) was 596 people, with 488 people declared cured, 13 people died and 95 people who are still undergoing isolation.
Agus explained, of the 13 patients who died, there was only one person who did not have comorbid or comorbid diseases, so he had indeed died from a viral infection that had plagued since March.
“So one per 13 people, meaning that around seven percent happened and what must be understood is that in Bantul, there are people who without comorbidity have died,” he said.
Therefore, he hopes, the public must still be disciplined in implementing health protocols to avoid transmission of COVID-19, by always wearing a mask, maintaining distance and washing hands with soap in running water.
“That is what needs to be watched out for many people today who still do not believe in the dangers of COVID-19, and who today still question the existence of COVID-19, so we must be vigilant by still implementing health protocols,” he said.