Bali hospital occupancy more than doubled since late June

Photo taken at a backup hospital in East Jakarta for COVID-19 patients. Photo: Health Ministry
Photo taken at a backup hospital in East Jakarta for COVID-19 patients. Photo: Health Ministry

Bali’s hospital bed occupancy rate has more than doubled since late June and rose by 16 percent in the past week alone, data from Indonesia’s Health Ministry shows, as the province reports record-breaking daily new infections. 

“The bed occupancy rate in Bali province has increased to 64 percent as of July 13,” Health Ministry spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi said during a press conference last night. 

On June 29, Bali’s bed occupancy rate was at around 29 percent. It rose to 48 percent as of July 6, and currently stands at 64.41 percent.  

The province has been reporting the highest daily caseloads throughout the pandemic this week, with 791 new cases recorded just yesterday. Meanwhile, data from the provincial government shows that Buleleng regency is experiencing the highest bed occupancy rate, up to 87.5 percent on its isolation ward and 95 percent on its intensive care unit (ICU).

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