Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 30-year-old Farmingdale woman was killed when she crashed her SUV in Orient shortly after midnight Thursday with her 18-month-old daughter in a passenger’s seat.Southold Town Police said Jacquelyn A. Carvo was driving her Jeep eastbound on Point Road when she drove off the roadway, into the brush and struck a tree at 12:25 a.m.The victim died at the scene and her daughter was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where she was evaluated, found not to be injured and released to family members.Police impounded the truck while the investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine Carvo’s cause of death.
The Indonesian government is set to provide more facilities to house asymptomatic coronavirus patients or those with mild symptoms to self-isolate, as the number of daily COVID-19 transmissions continues to hit new highs in the country.“The government has prepared quarantine centers for those who test positive for COVID-19, with or without symptoms, so that no one will self-isolate at home,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said during a Cabinet meeting on Monday.”It is important because self-isolation at home could result in the virus being transmitted to family members.”A number of one-star to three-stars hotels would be transformed into self-isolation centers, Jokowi added.For Jakarta, particularly, the government had forged partnerships with a number of hotel groups such as Accor — which includes Ibis and Novotel hotels — Harris Hotels group and some others, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said.Read also: COVID-19: Bekasi prepares new strategies to battle epidemic“Two-star and three-star hotels in Jakarta can be used as self-isolation centers for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. There are 10 to 15 hotels with 1,500 rooms, or 3,000 capacity each,” he said on Monday.The number of hotels could be increased to 30, if necessary, Terawan said, adding that the partnering hotel groups had also agreed to provide self-quarantine facilities outside the capital city.Other than hotels, the government also prepared two apartment towers of the former Kemayoran Athletes Village – now an emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients in Central Jakarta – as self-isolation centers in the capital city.“Towers 4 and 5 of the Kemayoran athletes village are prepared as self-isolation facilities. Each tower has a capacity of 2,472 beds. Tower 4 has not yet been occupied, while only 81 beds in Tower 5 have been recently occupied,” Terawan said.The government also prepared 326 rooms with capacity to accommodate 653 people at the Health Ministry’s training center in Ciloto, Cianjur regency, West Java.Read also: Athletes village in Jakarta to house asymptomatic COVID-19 patientsThe minister said they would transform some other training centers into quarantine centers as well, including those in Batam, Riau Islands; Semarang, Central Java; and Makassar, South Sulawesi.National COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo called for Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to stop using city-owned sports halls (GOR) as self-isolation centers since they had limited facilities, especially now that the central government aimed to provide comfort for COVID-19 patients who had to self-quarantine.Doni also said that 20 out of 67 COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta had reached 100 percent occupancy.“However, 47 other referral hospitals still have enough room at the ICU [Intensive Care Unit]. The Health Minister has also increased the capacity of ICUs in nearly 40 referral hospitals,” he said.As of Monday, Indonesia had recorded a total of 221,523 coronavirus infections nationwide. Jakarta — the country’s outbreak epicenter — recorded an additional 879 new cases on Monday, bringing the total in the city to 55,099 infections so far. Topics :