Mourners perform an Islamic prayer for a deceased Covid-19 patient in Bogor, West Java on July 16, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesia Reports Highest Single-Day Covid-19 Death Toll
BY :THE JAKARTA GLOBE
JULY 19, 2021
Jakarta. Indonesia recorded a further 1,338 Covid-19 deaths on Monday -- the highest daily death toll since the outbreak began -- to take the total number of fatalities to 74,920.
The previous high was 1,205 deaths recorded on Friday. It’s also for the fourth day in a row that more than 1,000 people died from Covid-19 in the 24-hour period, government figures show.
On a more positive note, the daily tally of newly cases is moving in the downward trend, with 34,247 cases to take the country’s total to 2.9 million.
The single-day tally is now below that of India, which reported more than 38,000 cases on the same day, according to the country’s Health Ministry.
Indonesia currently has 542,938 active cases of the virus, among the highest in the world.
The government has imposed a three-week lockdown since July 3, with the prospect of being extended until at least the end of the month.
Jakarta added 5,000 new cases for a total of 751,312, equivalent to 26 percent of the national tally.
West Java saw the highest daily numbers with 7,287 new cases to take its total to 523,878.
Central Java recorded 4,042 new cases for a total of 325,805 while East Java registered 4,423 cases to take its total to 243,591.
However, East Java leads in the Covid-19 death toll with a total of 16,195 deaths since the pandemic started.
Central Java is the second-deadliest place in the Indonesian outbreak with a total of 14,675 deaths.
Jakarta, where the virus has killed 10,417 people, is the last province so far to report five-digit figures in overall Covid-related deaths.
More than 16.4 million people have been fully vaccinated and more than 58.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered to date.