Indonesia Announces 4,127 New Covid-19 Cases

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 14 Oktober 2020 15:56 WIB
    Indonesia Announces 4,127 New Covid-19 Cases
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    Jakarta: The National Covid-19 Handling Task Force on Wednesday confirmed 4,127 new covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed covid-19 cases in Indonesia to 344,749.

    Based on data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, from Tuesday noon to Wednesday noon, the total number of recovered covid-19 patients across Indonesia was up by 4,555 to 267,851, while the official covid-19 death toll in the country rose by 129 to 12,156.

    Ministry of Research and Technology/the National Agency for Research and Innovation has conducted several research and innovations on 3T (testing, tracing, and treatment) strategy for covid-19 handling.

    Earlier this week, the Ministry announced two innovations, namely GeNose, developed by Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and RT-LAMP, developed by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

    Designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 via breath, GeNose is cheaper and more accurate. GeNose has been put through the first phase of clinical trials in a hospital in Yogyakarta. Authorities are currently conducting a more extensive clinical trial in various hospitals.

    Meanwhile, the RT-LAMP testing technology is developed in the form of rapid swab test. It can be done in less than an hour and without the need of BSL-2 laboratory. The RT-LAMP is also much cheaper than the current tools.


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