92% of COVID-19 patients in some regions have comorbidities: National Task Force

first_imgThe second-most-common comorbidity for COVID-19 patients is hypertension, followed by heart disease, lung and respiratory disorders, kidney disorders, asthma and cancer.“COVID-19 is very lethal to the high-risk group [the elderly and patients with comorbid factors],” he said.Therefore, Doni said, the government’s first priority was the protection of these vulnerable groups, while also looking to increase testing capacity and optimize contact tracing.”We have tested more than 30,000 specimens a day. However, this is still below the World Health Organization’s standard of 38,000 people a day,” he said. (aly)Topics : National COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo said that 92 percent of COVID-19 patients in certain regions of the country had comorbidities, putting them at high risk from the disease.“Based on data in the past six months, up to 92 percent of patients in some regions have comorbid factors, with diabetes the most common comorbidity,” he said during a public discussion on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com. He added that the province with the highest number of COVID-19 patients with diabetes was East Java.last_img read more

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Have you applied for SUSI yet? Deadline for applications is tomorrow

first_imgThe national student grant awarding body SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) are reminding new applicants to apply for their grant before the deadline tomorrow.The priority closing date is tomorrow, 13th of July.To date SUSI has received 80,000 applications, and they are expecting it to reach 105,000 once all have applied. Graham Doyle, Head of Communications & Customer Service with SUSI, has the following message for students: “The processing of grant applications is once again running pretty smoothly… I would urge students to apply before the deadline of July 13th to ensure that their applications receive priority”.The national awarding authority has already awarded grants to more than 41,000 students for 2017/18, including 10,500 new students.Mr. Doyle added: “Leaving Certificate students should not wait until they receive their Leaving Certificate results and CAO offers late in August before applying to SUSI.“They should put down their first choice of course on their SUSI application forms and we will confirm their course details once results and course offers are made, through our link with the CAO. “Importantly, students should make sure that they have ticked the SUSI option on their CAO forms to allow us to confirm this information. We have already awarded almost 10,500 such students, which is great news.“Students are encouraged to use their own SUSI ‘online application trackers’, where they can track the progress of their applications and confirm that documentation has been received without having to contact SUSI directly.”Have you applied for SUSI yet? Deadline for applications is tomorrow was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CollegeeducationgrantLeaving certSUSIUniversitylast_img read more

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