Bali COVID-19 case spikes due to increased tracing, health official says

A health worker conducting a swab test. Photo: Istimewa via Kumparan
A health worker conducting a swab test. Photo: Istimewa via Kumparan

Bali Health Agency Chief Ketut Suarjaya said that the province has increased tracing and testing recently, citing it as one of the reasons for the daily case spikes in the past couple of days.

On Tuesday, the province reported its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases yet at 542, followed by another 540 cases just yesterday. 

“That’s because we have increased the intensity for tracing, which had been lacking all this while,” Suarjaya said.

“Previously we only [traced] nine people after one positive COVID-19 case, we are expanding it to 15 people now.” 

The health official said most of the new cases are dominated by family clusters and office clusters, following a pattern that’s been observed in Bali throughout the pandemic.

As of yesterday, Bali’s COVID-19 tally stood at 25,032 cases. The highest number of cases were recorded in Denpasar city and Badung regency.

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