The Jakarta Post
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.