Selasa, 16 Feb 2021 13:30 WIB

Kasus Baru Corona di Dunia Terus Turun, WHO: Sudah Berkurang Setengahnya

Firdaus Anwar - detikHealth
VAN, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 11: Nurse, Bilge Koc and nurse, Gokalp Balli of the Gevas Public Health Center vaccination team, prepare to vaccinate 81 year old Selim Saypak with the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine during a house call in the village of Ikizler on February 11, 2021 in Van, Turkey.  Since shipments of the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine arrived in Turkey on December 30, 2020, medical teams across the country have been working house to house to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to elderly and vulnerable citizens. For the members of the Van City, Gevas Province Public Health Centre vaccination teams, who specialise in remote locations, often high in the mountains or villages that have become inaccessible by car, due to heavy snowfall and road closures, house calls pose many unique challenges. The teams are often forced to hand carry the vaccine for kilometres through deep snow and mud to gain access to the village and administer the vaccine. Since the start of the vaccine campaign in Turkey the two specialist mobile teams have vaccinated more than 130 citizens in rural villages, some as old as 106. Turkeys official drug and medical equipment body approved the Chinese Sinovac Coronavac vaccine for emergency use against the novel coronavirus on the 13th of January 2020. According to data from Turkey’s Health Ministry the country has vaccinated more than 3.6 million people. The death toll from the coronavirus in Turkey has reached more than 27,000 and the number of infections has topped 2.5 million since mid-March 2020. Globally more than 107 million people have been infected by the virus. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Tenaga medis di Turki berjuang memberikan vaksin COVID-19 ke daerah pedalaman. (Foto: Getty Images/Chris McGrath)
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Direktur Jenderal Organisasi Kesehatan Dunia (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, menyebut kasus baru Corona COVID-19 di dunia terus turun selama lima pekan terakhir. Penambahan kasus mingguan kini hanya setengah dibanding awal Januari 2021.

Pada 4 Januari 2021 silam, dalam sepekan dunia bisa melaporkan lebih dari 5 juta kasus baru COVID-19. Kini menurut Tedros kasus baru COVID-19 yang dilaporkan dunia sekitar 2,6 juta dalam sepekan.

Tedros menyebut ini jadi tanda berbagai upaya yang dilakukan untuk menekan pandemi COVID-19 membuahkan hasil.

"Artinya langkah pencegahan sederhana yang dilakukan publik bisa melawan COVID-19, meski ada varian baru. Apa yang penting sekarang adalah bagaimana kita merespons tren ini," kata Tedros dalam akun Twitter-nya seperti dikutip pada Selasa (16/2/2021).

"'Api' masih belum padam, tapi kita sudah berhasil meredamnya. Bila kita berhenti melawan di mana saja, virus ini akan kembali," lanjut Tedros.

Perkembangan kasus COVID-19 di Indonesia juga disebut-sebut tampak menunjukkan tren serupa. Selama beberapa hari terakhir penambahan kasus baru COVID-19 ada di angka 8 ribuan dari yang tadinya bisa di atas 10 ribu.

Satgas Penanganan COVID-19 memberi penjelasan penambahan angka 8 ribuan itu terjadi karena faktor input data.

"Faktor input data masih mempengaruhi," kata Juru Bicara Satgas COVID-19, Wiku Adisasmito, beberapa waktu lalu.



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