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COVID-19 cases in prioritized provinces decrease, but still high: Task force

first_img“Deaths in the prioritized provinces accounted for 77.6 percent of the national figure. The number had increased to 80.4 percent by Sept. 20 but has decreased to 80.1 percent as of Sunday,” Wiku said during a press briefing on Thursday.Read also: COVID-19: Aceh, Bali added to list of prioritized provincesMeanwhile, the number of recovered patients in prioritized regions had decreased from 80.1 percent of the nationwide figure on Sept. 13 to 79.3 percent on Sunday.Wiku added that active cases were declining in all prioritized provinces except South Sulawesi, where they had increased from 20.7 percent on Sept. 13 to 23.9 percent on Sunday, and Papua, where active cases rose from 22.7 percent to 35.7 percent in the corresponding period.The spokesperson reasserted the importance of adhering to strict health protocols, emphasizing that washing one’s hands with soap could reduce transmission risks to 35 percent. Meanwhile, wearing a cloth and surgical mask could lower the chance of getting infected by 45 and 70 percent, respectively.Maintaining a safe physical distance was also important and reduces the risk of infection by 85 percent, said Wiku.Topics : The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have decreased in 10 prioritized provinces, but the figure remains high at 67.6 percent of the official nationwide tally, according to the national COVID-19 task force.Regions prioritized for COVID-19 handling are Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Papua, Banten and Aceh.Task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said the number of confirmed cases in the 10 provinces had decreased from 71.8 percent of the total cases nationwide on Sept. 13 to 67.6 percent on Sunday.last_img read more

Mrs. Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks

first_imgMrs. Jennie Dean Wentworth Brooks, age 90, of Bennington, Indiana near Allensville entered this life on February 19, 1930 on Vernon Ridge in Switzerland County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph Allen and Lydia Ann Callis Wentworth. She was raised on Vernon Ridge and attended the Mt. Zion Church and Ebenezer United Methodist Church. On December 21, 1946, Jennie was united in marriage to Ralph E. Brooks in the Brooksburg parsonage. This happy union of 46 years was blessed with sons, Emerson and Roger and daughters, Rosalin and Wilma. She attended church with her husband at Home Church in Brooksburg. Jennie and Ralph settled on their farm in 1952 on Works Road in Ohio County. She enjoyed helping him with the farming, gardening, mowing the lawn, baking, sewing, embroidery work, reading, putting puzzles together, watching the hummingbirds and studying her Bible. Jennie was always the happiest when her family was with her and she loved hosting the annual 4th of July parties. In her later years, she enjoyed going to the Olive Branch Baptist Church near Bear Branch. She was a devoted wife, loving mom, grandma, sister and friend. Jennie died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at her home with her loving family at her side.A LOVING FAMILYJennie will be missed by her loving daughters, Rosalin “Rosy” Childress and her husband, Steve of Madison, Indiana, Wilma Tschaenn and her husband, Rick of Osgood, Indiana; her loving sons, Emerson Brooks and his wife, Sheila of North Vernon, Indiana, Roger Brooks and his wife, Becky of Bennington, Indiana; her loving grandchildren, Anthony Bailey (Amy), Travis Tschaenn (Krista), David Brooks, Stacy Brooks, Amber Brooks Redicker (Russell), Heather Childress Chism (Kirk), Brook Childress Bailey (Darin), Jared Childress (Nicole), Amanda Hobson (T.J.), Ashley Barnes (Ryan), and Jeremiah Smith (Haley); her great grandchildren, Kylee, Lauren, Brooklyn, Emma, Abby, Riley, Evan, Karsyn, Jack, Torrance, Zuzu, Savanah, Blake, Shay, Paige, Tori, Parker, Jack, Charlotte, Chelsea, Calvin (Chasity), Coleton, Clay, Rebekah (Stephen), Lily, Eva, Noah, Luke, RaeLynn, CharLee and Gracie is expected to arrive soon; her great-great-grandchildren, Seth Michael and Casen expected to arrive soon; her brother, Clarence Wentworth of New Albany, Indiana; her brother-in-law, Bob Griswold and his wife, Betty of Bennington, Indiana; her sisters-in-law, Patricia Wentworth of Sellersburg, Indiana, Sue Wentworth of Kewanee, Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Allen Wentworth, died September 17, 1986, her mother, Lydia Ann Callis Wentworth, died February 3, 1991, her beloved husband of 46 years, Ralph E. Brooks, died September 8, 1992, her brothers, Rev. Melvin Wentworth, died December 30, 1998, J. Eugene Wentworth, died May 9, 2019, Charles Wentworth, died July 10, 1928, her sisters, Helena “Babe” McKay, died May 5, 1986, Rosemary Griswold, died August 14, 1992, Nelgene Bolton, died October 23, 1995, and Hilda Meriweather, died September 16, 2013, her granddaughter, Stacy Brooks, died March 19, 1998; her great-grandson, John Asher Barnes, died November 19, 2018.UPDATED FUNERAL CEREMONY INFORMATIONFuneral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Kerry Wentworth at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street in Vevay, Indiana.UPDATED VISITATION INFORMATIONFriends and family may visit on Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.NOTICEDue to the Covid-19 Pandemic, current restrictions will be followed.MEMORIAL EXPRESSIONSMemorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.comlast_img read more