A carpenter finishes two coffins intended for coronavirus victims in East Jakarta. (JG Photo/Catur Nugroho)

Indonesia Sees Lowest Covid-19 Deaths in More than a Month


AUGUST 11, 2020

Jakarta. The daily death toll in Indonesia's Covid-19 outbreak reached the lowest figure in more than a month on Monday, with 42 coronavirus-related deaths to bring the total death toll to 5,765. The smaller figure prior to Monday was 34 Covid-19 deaths on June 28.

The country also reported 1,687 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, the lowest daily count in the past seven days, to take the country's total to 127,083.

Jakarta remains the biggest contributor to the national tally with 435 new cases, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 26,162, more than any other provinces. All 267 urban communities or kelurahan have reported Covid-19 infections, meaning that the virus has spread to every corner of the capital city.

East Java added 296 cases for a total of 25,626, second only to Jakarta, but again it reported the highest daily death toll. The province reported 17 more Covid-19 deaths on Monday, bringing its total death toll to 1,894 -- more than double the number of fatalities in Jakarta.

North Sumatra, which has emerged as new hotspot in the Indonesian outbreak since last month, was the last province to have a three-digit figure in the day, with 129 new cases to get closer to the 5,000 mark in total. It also has among the highest number of infections among medical workers.

The North Sumatra Covid-19 Task Force said on Monday 348 medical workers have tested positive for the virus and 10 doctors have died since the outbreak.

The number of cured or discharged Covid-19 patients was also the lowest in the last seven days, with 1,284 recoveries for a total of 82,236 recovered patients, or 64.7 percent of the total cases. Indonesia has around 39,000 active cases of coronavirus as of Monday.