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COVID-19: Indonesia logs record single-day infection spike of 4,176

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 21, 2020   /   05:25 pm
COVID-19: Indonesia logs record single-day infection spike of 4,176 Morbid reminder: A woman walks by a fake coffin near Jl. Setiabudi in South Jakarta. The display is part of a campaign to promote compliance with COVID-19 health protocols. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan )

Indonesia recorded 4,176 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a new daily record spike that brought the total number of infections nationwide to 248,852 so far.

The spike, which continues the trend of increasing numbers of confirmed cases over the past month, came just two days after the Health Ministry reported the country's previous record high of 4,168 cases on Saturday.

Jakarta, West Java and East Java have consistently been the nation’s hotbeds of contagion, recording 1,352, 680 and 368 new cases on Monday, respectively.

The archipelago also saw 124 new deaths from the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 9,677.

The capital city reported the most new fatalities with 29 deaths, followed by East Java with 25 and Central Java with 20.

The total number of recovered patients increased to 180,797, with Jakarta seeing the most recoveries at 49,546 followed by East Java with 33,575.

Indonesia has reported one of the highest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Southeast Asian countries, second only to the Philippines which had seen 290,190 cases as of Monday, according to worldometers.info.

It currently has the 23rd-most cases of any country in the world.