Updates on Covid-19 in Bali

Denpasar, 23 June 2020… Bali province government, through the chairman of Covid-19 acceleration countermeasure of Bali Province and which also served as Secretary of Bali Provincial Government, Dewa Made Indra updated the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) condition in Bali on Saturday, June 20.
Total positive patients are 1,080 persons, an additional 35 Indonesians, consisting of 5 Indonesian migrant workers (IMW) and 30 local transmission. The total number of recovered patients is 615 orang, an additional 12 Indonesians, consisting of 1 IMW and 11 local transmission. The number of deaths is 9, consisting of 7 Indonesian citizen and 2 foreign citizen. The number of positive patients in care (active case) is 456 persons in 11 hospitals and quarantines in Bapelkesmas, UPT Nyitdah and BPK Pering. The number of positive cases in Bali is dominated by local transmission, a total of 735 cases. 
Based on letter from Bali Province regional secretary Number: 281/GugasCovid19/VI/2020 dated 21 June 2020, regarding: Tim to manage COVID-19 corpse. With the increase in COVID-19 positive cases and number of patients in care, it is deemed necessary to properly manage the corpse, as follows: 
a. The Covid-19 acceleration countermeasure task force for Bali’s Kabupaten/Kota should appoint a team to handle the corpse of deceased people from COVID-19.
b. The corpse management can be arranged in 2 (two) teams, i.e. the corpse preparation team and evacuation/burial team.
c. All COVID-19 assigned hospitals must form a corpse preparation team.
d. The evacuation/burial team is formed from elements outside the hospital with the main tasks as follows: 
Assist evacuation to the corpse handling / preparation installation.
Coordinate relevant parties such as victim’s family, safety and/or burial place or crematorium.
Coordinate the corpse transport car, assist evacuation from morgue and in the burial place.
e. The corpse management team to involve army (TNI) and police (Polri).
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