A health worker takes a blood sample from a woman during a rapid screening for coronavirus in West Jakarta on April 18, 2020. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesia’s Covid-19 Deaths Jump by 68


JULY 07, 2020

Jakarta. Indonesia reported 68 more deaths from coronavirus-related diseases on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 3,309. 

Daily Covid-19 death toll has been above 49 since the start of the month, including a record 82 on Sunday. It averages 62 in the last seven days.

Mortality rate of the Covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia now stands at 5 percent, above the global rate of 4.7 percent.

Deaths from probable cases are not included in the official tally, although thousands of deceased patients have been buried under the Covid-19 procedures.

There were 1,268 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the day, taking the country’s total to 66,226, according to the National Covid-19 Task Force.

Worst-hit East Java added 280 cases to a total of 14,601, including 1,079 deaths. East Java is the only province where Covid-19 deaths topped 1,000.

Daily cases in South Sulawesi returned to the three-digit territory, with 218 new cases to take its total to 6,192. The province seemed to have eased the transmission rate yesterday, when it reported just 84 cases. 

Jakarta registered 190 new cases and the capital city now has 12,857 cases overall, including 661 fatalities.

The surge continued in Central Java with 140 new cases, taking its total to 4,878.

Central Java, South Sulawesi and South Kalimantan have more than 200 Covid-19 deaths each since the outbreak.

The number of cured or discharged Covid-19 patients grew by 866 to a total of 30,785, or 46.5 percent of total confirmed cases.

The country has 32,132 active cases as of Tuesday, representing 48.5 percent of overall cases.