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Jakarta Post

Indonesia records highest daily COVID-19 death toll yet

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 30, 2020   /   06:19 pm
Indonesia records highest daily COVID-19 death toll yet A satirical message is seen on a grave marker in Jombang Cemetery in South Tangerang, Banten, on May 28. Cemetery staff wrote the message as a warning to people packing airports, shopping centers and other public spaces. There have been a number of incidents reported recently of family and friends forcibly carrying off the bodies of dead patients from hospitals to be buried without complying with COVID-19 health protocol. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

The Health Ministry announced that 71 more people died of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest reported death toll in a day so far, bringing the total fatalities to 2,876.

East Java reported most fatalities with 30 deaths, followed by Papua with eight and South Sumatra and Jakarta with seven deaths each.

Speaking in a press conference, the ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, confirmed 1,293 new COVID-19 cases.

“East Java reported most daily cases with 331 new cases. Followed by Central Java with 153, South Kalimantan with 106 and South Sulawesi with 89,” Yurianto said.

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Yurianto also announced that 1,006 more COVID-19 patients had recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 24,806.

With 56,385 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2,876 deaths as of Tuesday, Indonesia has the largest number of confirmed cases and the highest death toll in Southeast Asia.