REGIONAL VULNERABILITY TO THE COVID-19 CASE IN PADANG CITY
Purpose: This study aims to analyze regional vulnerability to COVID-19 cases in Padang City. Theoretical framework: The COVID-19 pandemic is a health problem that has spread throughout the world, including the city of Padang. Padang City as the capital city of West Sumatra Province has high mobility and population distribution, as well as areas with high accessibility. This is a big potential in the spread of COVID-19. Method/design/approach: The type of data used is in the form of primary data and secondary data sourced from a questionnaire from district heads throughout Padang City, Padang City Health Office (https://dinkes.padang.go.id/) and Padang City BPS. The analytical method used is correlation analysis, regression and ANOVA with R studio. Result and conclusion: The results showed that the highest regional vulnerability to COVID-19 was in Nanggalo District, Lubuk Begalung District, North Padang District, and Koto Tangah District. These five sub-districts have high population density, comorbidities and elderly rates compared to other regions, as well as a low level of adherence to health protocols. Based on the results of the analysis conducted, it can be concluded that there is a strong correlation between regional vulnerability and COVID-19 cases and vice versa. Research implication: This research is intended to provide an overview of the mapping of Padang City areas that are vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission, so that policies can be adopted to prevent transmission to those at risk.
COVID-19, Padang City, Vulnerability