The most in DKI Jakarta! Cases of Covid-19 Omicron Subvariant BA.4 and BA.5 Translucent 57

Suara.com – The number of cases of Covid-19 Omicron subvariant BA.4 and BA.5 in Indonesia continues to grow. Member of the Study of Infectious Diseases of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) Dr. dr. Erlina Burhan, Sp.P(K)., said that the total confirmed cases of BA.4 and BA.5 were 57 cases.

“The number of BA.5 is more than BA.4. So there are 47 BA.5 and 10 cases of BA.4. Most of them are in DKI then West Java, Bali and other areas,” said doctor Erlina in a media discussion at the PB office IDI, Menteng, Jakarta, Tuesday (21/6/2022).

The pulmonary specialist at RSPI Sulianti Saroso revealed that BA.4 and BA.5 patients are not just adults. There are also pediatric patients up to the age of 18 years.

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“There is a small percentage of BA.4 and BA.5 cases where children are aged between 1 to 16 years. So there are also 1 year olds, if I’m not mistaken, this is because their parents went to the same place. Thank God, no one was treated because it was many cases in children turned out to be mild,” said doctor Erlina.

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Most patients are also Indonesian citizens (WNI), which means that local transmission of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 has occurred. Therefore, Dr. Erlina asked the public to be careful about exposure to this subvariant, which has been confirmed to spread more quickly.

In addition, infection with Covid-19 Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 were also mostly asymptomatic or mild. So it is not easy to detect. Moreover, the tendency of people who are reluctant to check themselves even though they experience symptoms similar to Covid-19.

“Therefore, we from PB IDI actually want to urge the public if there are complaints to immediately check themselves so that their status is known. Why is it important to know the status? So that if you are sick you can be treated immediately and people around you are not infected. It can also help the government to do tracing,” the message.


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