Tanjungpinang (ANTARA) – Head of the Riau Islands Province Health Service, Muhamad Bisri, said that there were only 62 patients infected with COVID-19 in the region.
“On average, patients have mild symptoms so they are not treated,” said Bisri in Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands, Thursday.
Based on the daily report of the Riau Islands COVID-19 Handling Task Force, he said, as many as six patients recovered from COVID-19, but there were the addition of four new cases.
“There are no cases of death due to COVID-19,” he said.
COVID-19 patients in Riau Islands are residents of Batam City as many as 28 people, Tanjungpinang 12 people, Regency 11 people, and Karimun Regency 11 people.
Three other regencies in Riau Islands, namely Anambas Islands, Lingga Regency and Natuna Regency, have maintained zero active cases of COVID-19.
The Task Force for Handling COVID-19 since about six months ago has designated Anambas as a green zone, while six other districts and cities in Riau Islands are still in the yellow zone or the risk of transmission is low.
The potential linga is designated as a green zone because it has been a month since there have been no active cases of COVID-19.
“There is a significant downward trend in the number of COVID-19 patients compared to the previous month,” he said.
Bisri reminded the public not to be euphoric with this condition. Currently, many members of the public do not use masks when in public places.
Therefore, he appealed to the public to remain disciplined in implementing health protocols when doing activities and interacting.
“Kepri is not clean from this virus. We all want the status of the pandemic to be endemic, but it must be accompanied by regional conditions. Discipline to use masks and apply a healthy lifestyle in Riau Islands immediately to zero active cases of COVID-19,” he said.