Thirty seven confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from March-June in Yogyakarta City, 2020

  • Bhekti Fitriani Field Epidemiology Training Program Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Citra Indriani Field Epidemiology Training Program, Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Susilawati Yogyakarta District Health Office


Objective: This epidemiological investigation reports a description of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Yogyakarta City from March-June 2020. 

Method: In this study, cases were people who confirmed positive COVID-19 using RT-PCR testing from March-June 2020 in Yogyakarta City. Demographic data, the onset date of illness, date of positive specimen, symptoms, comorbidity, exposure, and travel history were collected from Corona Monitoring System, connected to medical records in the hospital. We describe the data using percentages. 

Results: A total of 37 confirmed cases, 36 (97%) were cured. One case that died was a man, age groups 30-59 years old, with diabetic mellitus, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and diarrhea. The highest attack rate was male (68%). Cases by age group less than five years old (3%), over 60 years old (16%), and 30-59 years old (68%) as the highest. Fever (82%), cough (65%), and shortness of breath (24%) were the most symptoms. We found comorbid diabetic mellitus (86%) and asthma (14%). There were 10 out of 14 sub-districts in Yogyakarta City that have been infected. The highest number of cases was on May 3-9, 2020, because church clusters have been identified. We found 41% cases having a history of travel outside the Yogyakarta Province, and 24% was church cluster. 

Conclusions: From March 16-June 30, 2020, 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Yogyakarta City. History of travel outside the province of Yogyakarta was a likely risk factor of COVID-19 transmission. Enhance surveillance, contact tracing, mask use, hand hygiene, avoid crowded places are essential to contain the transmission.

How to Cite
Fitriani, B., Indriani, C., & Susilawati. (2021). Thirty seven confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from March-June in Yogyakarta City, 2020. BKM Public Health and Community Medicine. Retrieved from
Field epidemiology