The COVID-19 corona virus patient with the initials AJ who was treated at the Zainoel Abidin Regional General Hospital (RSUD) Banda Aceh was declared cured. That way there are no more COVID-19 positive patients being treated in the province nicknamed Tanah Rencong.
“Yes, it is negative (patient) AJ, this afternoon we just received the results,” said Deputy Director of Services at RSUD Zainoel Abidin, Dr. Endang Mutiawati, quoting Antara, Sunday (12/4).
He explained that the COVID-19 patient was declared cured after the results of AJ’s fourth throat swab from the PIC Laboratory of the Ministry of Health’s Balitbangkes in Jakarta.
According to him, AJ’s immunity had grown compared to the three other positive COVID-19 patients in Aceh who had recovered earlier, because AJ had a history of other diseases, so AJ’s fourth swab just came out negative for COVID-19.
“His immunity has grown late compared to people with no DM (diabetes mellitus). We plan to send him home as soon as possible,” he said.
Now, said Endang, there are no more patients related to COVID-19 in the respiratory intensive care unit (RICU), only one patient is under surveillance (PDP) who is treated in a normal isolation room.
“Another one (PDP) is waiting for the results of the swab as well. Alhamdulillah, today nothing has gotten more positive (COVID-19) in Aceh,” he said.
To note, there are five positive COVID-19 patients in the westernmost province of Indonesia, four of whom have recovered, and one other person died during PDP status, before being confirmed positive.