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Two suspected COVID-19 patients die at RSPI Sulianto Saroso

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 12, 2020   /   09:06 pm
Two suspected COVID-19 patients die at RSPI Sulianto Saroso Hospital staff and visitors wear masks at Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Suroso) in Jakarta on March 2. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Two patients who were admitted to the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Saroso) in North Jakarta for exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms died on Thursday, Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention director-general Achmad Yurianto said. 

The first patient was a 57-year-old woman who died at the hospital this afternoon. 

“She was already on a ventilator by the time she was admitted to the hospital. She was in bad condition and exhibited the first signs of sepsis,” Yurianto said in a press conference at the State Palace in Jakarta on Thursday.

The second patient was a 37-year-old woman who died earlier on Thursday morning. Yurianto said that the woman had been transferred to RSPI from another hospital and had arrived at RSPI in poor condition. 

He said the hospital had extracted samples for COVID-19 testing from both patients prior to their deaths but that the results were still pending. 

“Hopefully we can learn their status in the morning since we have to conduct contact tracing next,” Yurianto said.

As of Thursday, Indonesia had announced 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three of the cases have since recovered, while one, a British woman, died in Bali. (dpk)