Only 3 patients in treatment for COVID-19 at Wangaya Hospital in Denpasar

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Wangaya General Hospital in Denpasar is currently treating only three COVID-19 patients, becoming the latest illustration in the recent decline of coronavirus cases in Bali. 

“In Wangaya we are only treating three people. One is in the ICU and two in the normal rooms, and we might be able to send them home in three days,” Anak Agung Made Widiasa, the director at Wangaya, said today. 

Widiasa claimed that the bed occupancy rate in Wangaya is currently at 5.17 percent, out of a total of 58 beds available at the facility.

Meanwhile, government data per June 15 showed 16.27 percent bed occupancy rate for isolation rooms in the whole of Denpasar, whereas 37 out of the city’s 108 ICU rooms were occupied at the time. 

Bali reported 65 COVID-19 cases today. Official numbers have suggested a downtrend of COVID-19 cases in the province, with a generally hopeful outlook in terms of fatality and recovery rates. However, there have been concerns that government data may represent only a small fraction of the actual severity of the pandemic in Bali. 

A Reuters report published earlier this month cited a seroprevalence study conducted by the University of Udayana, which showed that the rate of infection in Bali is 53 times higher in September and November than what was officially reported.

Read more news and updates from Bali here.

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