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Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Indonesia records 60 deaths in single day

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 14, 2020   /   07:07 pm
COVID-19: Indonesia records 60 deaths in single day The Jakarta Parks and Forestry Agency buries a COVID-19 victim at the Tegal Alur public cemetery in West Jakarta on April 7. The Jakarta administration has revealed it has buried more than 600 people according to the protocol for the burial of people suspected or confirmed of COVID-19 infection. (JP/Donny Fernando)

Indonesia continues to be the country with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in Southeast Asia as the Health Ministry announced 60 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the toll to 459.

Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto also announced 282 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 4,839.

Indonesia's case-fatality rate is currently the highest in Southeast Asia at 9.4 percent, significantly higher than the rate in the Philippines, which is the second highest, despite the latter's higher number of cases.

The Philippines has recorded 5,223 cases as of Tuesday, with 335 deaths.

The virus has spread to all of Indonesia's 34 provinces. Jakarta and West Java are the hardest-hit with 2,335 and 530 confirmed cases, respectively.