Indonesia logs 2nd-highest daily rise in Covid deaths

Indonesia logs 2nd-highest daily rise in Covid deaths

Gravediggers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) carry the coffin of a Covid-19 coronavirus victim during a burial at a cemetery in Banda Aceh on July 16, 2020. (AFP photo)
Gravediggers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) carry the coffin of a Covid-19 coronavirus victim during a burial at a cemetery in Banda Aceh on July 16, 2020. (AFP photo)

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported on Monday its second-highest daily increase in coronavirus-related deaths with 96 fatalities, a day after registering a record daily jump in deaths, data presented by health ministry official Achmad Yurianto showed.

The country also reported 1,693 new coronavirus infections, taking the total to 88,214, the highest in East Asia, with a total of 4,239 deaths.


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