For the first time, Indonesia reported a notable decrease in the number of high-risk red zones for COVID-19 across the country.
Wiku Adisasmito, COVID-19 Task Force spokesman, said that per March 31 2021 data, there are five regions with the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission in Indonesia.
The regions are Buleleng, Tabanan, and Denpasar in Bali, Kupang City in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and Palangkaraya City in Central Kalimantan. But compared to other regions, Bali has reported a relatively low number of daily cases.
To categorizes COVID-19 risks across its 314 regencies and cities, Indonesia divided into four zones :
- Red zone (high-risk)
- Orange zone (medium-risk)
- Yellow zone ( low-risk)
- Green zone (to those reporting zero cases)
The government of Indonesia is optimistic about the latest data, as there were 10 red zones reported last week.
Bali has reported over 40,000 coronavirus cases, with the highest number reported in Denpasar at more than 12,000.