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Indonesia sees three days of record-high cases

  • Budi Sutrisno

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 26 2020   /  01:00 am
Deadly serious: Wearing protective gear, members of a COVID-19 task force in Cilandak district, South Jakarta, carry a fake coffin around local neighborhoods to warn residents to abide by health protocols.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

For the third day in a row, Indonesia has logged a record daily number of new COVID-19 cases, with the Health Ministry reporting 4,823 new infections on Friday over the previous 24 hours. The country’s daily virus count first topped 4,000 cases on Sept. 19, before continuously climbing to 4,465 cases on Wednesday and 4,634 cases on Thursday. Indonesia's official nationwide COVID-19 tally reached 266,845 on Friday, including 196,196 recoveries and 10,218 deaths, making it the country with the second-highest number of recorded coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia – just below the Philippines – and the highest in fatalities among its ASEAN peers. There are currently 60,431 active cases in the country, and the pandemic has reached 494 out of the 514 municipalities and regencies in the nation. Jakarta remains the worst-hit province in the country with 67,902 c...