The Indonesian Ministry of Health reported that the two Omicron COVID-19 patients who died had a history of comorbidities. Two patients died at Ciputat Sari Asih Hospital and Sulianti Saroso Hospital.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Dr Siti Nadia Tarmizi said on Saturday (January 22, 2022) “One case died at Ciputat Sari Asih Hospital due to local transmission and the other at Sulianti Saroso Hospital as PPLN.”
The Health Ministry also said these two cases were the first recorded deaths in Indonesia due to the new high-transmission strain. Both patients had comorbidities.
As of Saturday (22/1/2022), there were 3,205 new cases of COVID-19, 627 recovered cases, and 5 cases died due to exposure to COVID-19. This increase in new cases was due to the increase in the number of confirmed cases of Omicron in Indonesia.
Since December 15, 2021 until now, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of Omicron disease in Indonesia is 1,161.
Additional information, one of the COVID-19 patients who died is said to have been fully vaccinated. While one other patient has not been vaccinated.
“One was (fully vaccinated) but had some uncontrollable comorbidities. One more yet,” said Dr. Nadia.
Regarding the symptoms, Dr. Nadia said both of them had severe symptoms. The patient was not admitted to the intensive care unit, but was given oxygen due to low saturation.
“Severe symptoms (two COVID-19 patients) complain of shortness of breath,” said Dr. Nadia to detikcom, Saturday (January 22, 2022).