By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Just like the COVID-19 outbreak, the addition of new cases and deaths from dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) continues. In addition, areas with many dengue cases are also areas with high COVID-19 cases, such as West Java, Lampung, NTT, East Java, Yogyakarta, and South Sulawesi.

Member of the Communication Team Task Force on Handling COVID-19, Dr. Reisa Broto Asmoro said according to the Ministry of Health report from week 1 to week 27 the number of dengue cases was more than 70,000 in 34 provinces and 465 districts / cities and almost 500 deaths.

Likewise with the COVID-19 case. As of today the number of positive confirmation cases has increased by 1,301 people and the total number of COVID-19 positive patients is 60,695. The addition of positive cases occurred in East Java 353 new cases 247 recovered, South Sulawesi 180 new cases 41 recovered, DKI Jakarta 140 new cases 238 recovered, Central Java 134 new cases 50 recovered, and South Kalimantan 110 new cases 28 recovered.

901 COVID-19 patients recovered today bringing the total to 27,568 people. Government Spokesman for COVID-19 Dr. Achmad Yurianto said the national percentage of COVID-19 patients recovered was 42%, even more than 13 provinces with the percentage of COVID-19 patients recovering above 70%.

“This number will definitely increase because the recovery process takes time,” said Dr. Achmad.

COVID-19 positive patients died increased 49 in total 3036, ODP 38,767, and PDP 13,609 people. The high cases of DHF and COVID-19 is a new phenomenon that allows someone who is infected with COVID-19 also at risk of becoming infected with DHF.

Dr. Reisa said in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic the number of dengue cases must be suppressed, the community must move to eradicate mosquitoes and mosquito nests at least starting from their respective homes.

“DHF symptoms do not appear immediately but take 4-10 days after being bitten by a dengue mosquito. The most common symptoms are high fever up to 40 degrees Celsius accompanied by body chills, sweating, headaches, bone pain, nausea, appearing red-red skin in the skin to bleeding in the nose and gums,”he said.

He added that DHF can develop into a severe and severe condition called dengue shock syndrome. Symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, changes in body temperature from fever to cold or hypothermia, and slowing of the heart rate.

Until now there is no cure for DHF. Provision of drugs for DHF patients is only intended to reduce symptoms such as fever and prevent complications.

Dengue mosquitoes like to nest in puddles and other sources of standing water. To eradicate the presence of mosquitoes and their nests you need to drain water reservoirs, closing water reservoirs, and burying or recycling used goods so as not to become mosquito nests.