Bed occupancy rates (BOR) at the Sanglah Central General Hospital (RSUP) in Denpasar, Bali, has reached 90 percent.
Available bed capacity at this coronavirus (Covid-19) referral hospital on the Island of the Gods is only 10 percent or around 11 out of a total of 107 beds.
“Recently, occupancy has reached 90 percent. But until now there have been no problems and good service can be provided because there is still around 10 percent (capacity) remaining,” said Director of Sanglah Hospital Denpasar, Wayan Sudana.
Overall, the bed capacity of Sanglah Hospital for isolation and treatment of Covid-19 patients is 107 beds. In response to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, RSUP is planning to increase hospital bed capacity by an additional 30 beds.
“Going forward, we plan to add about 30 beds for handling moderate and specifically serious (Covid-19) cases” said Wayan.
Meanwhile, bed capacity provided by the Bali Provincial Government for Covid-19 patients totals 778 beds, available across 55 Covid-19 referral hospitals in Bali.
Covid-19 positive patients with mild symptoms or people without symptoms (OTG), shall undergo a period of isolation in quarantine facilities (provided) or carry out independent isolation at home under the supervision of the local Health Service.
Currently, the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the province of Bali is in the spotlight, because in recent weeks it has continued to increase and has contributed to high caseloads nationwide.
In a report accessed through the covid19.go.id/peta-risiko website on Thursday (10/9), the province with the most red zones is Bali. There are currently eight recorded red zone areas on the Island of the Gods.
The Covid-19 Task Force noted that there were 5 areas in Bali that were updated from orange zone to red zone status, namely Jembrana, Badung, Gianyar, Buleleng, and the city of Denpasar.
Meanwhile, other areas in the province of Bali such as Bangli, Karangasem, and Tabanan have already been declared red zones and have maintained this status this week.
Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Task Force Wiku Adisasmito previously noted that the province of Bali was the region with the highest increase in number of confirmed cases among the 34 provinces in Indonesia. Bali’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 increased by more than one hundred percent, from 565 cases to 1,134 confirmed cases.
As of Friday (11/9), the province of Bali is the 9th highest contributor in Indonesia of daily confirmed cases with 144 additional cases as well as 10 deaths.
To date, Bali has recorded 6,978 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 5,529 recoveries and 161 deaths.