Ministry of Health (Ministry of Health) reported that both patients were exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 or the variant Omicron In Indonesia, those who are declared dead have co-morbidities aka comorbid with low oxygen saturation.
Director of Prevention and Control of Directly Infectious Diseases (P2PML) of the Ministry of Health, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said that the two had been treated at the Sari Asih Ciputat Hospital and Sulianti Saroso Hospital with worsening symptoms or severe symptoms.
“Both patients have comorbidities. However, they have not been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but have used oxygen because the saturation is low,” Nadia said to CNNIndonesia.com, Saturday (22/1).
Nadia also explained that one of the patients who was later found to be a 54-year-old woman had more than one comorbid disease and tended to be out of control. He also reported that the patient had previously received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, the other patient who died was a 64-year-old male and had not been injected with the Covid-19 vaccine. For this reason, Nadia again warned that the Covid-19 vaccine still has high effectiveness in providing additional protection to the body from the attack of the corona virus and its new variants.
“One has been vaccinated, but has some uncontrollable comorbidities,” he said.
Nadia then reported that as of January 21, the distribution of cases of the Omicron variant in Indonesia had reached 1,161 cases. Of the thousands of Omicron cases, 831 are cases of Foreign Travel Actors (PPLN). Then 282 cases of local transmission, and 48 others are still being investigated for the source of transmission.