COVID-19 Cases in Indonesia Surpass China Per July 20



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - One at a time countries in the world have steadily surpassed China - the first to report the worldwide epidemic - in terms of reporting the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Indonesia comes as no exception after on early Monday morning the Johns Hopkins University reported that  Indonesia racked up a total of 86,521 confirmed cases. 

    According to the Johns Hopkins University world map coronavirus counter on July 20, this effectively ranks Indonesia 25th directly above China - which currently reports 85.314 cases in total. 

    The United States of America remains to be the country that has been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic with a total of 3,760,975 cases. While Brazil and India that has ranked second and third recorded 2,098,389 and 1,077,781 cases respectively. 

    On July 9, Indonesia recorded a record-breaking 2,657 COVID-19 daily cases when China still recorded 84,950 cases. The three most devastated countries with the highest number of the death toll due to the virus that reportedly first broke out from Wuhan, China are the United States (140,474), Brazil (79,488), and the United Kingdom (45,385). 

    Meanwhile, Indonesia has ranked 25th worldwide by recording 4,143 COVID-19 deaths which is not that far from China that has recorded a total of 4,644 deaths.

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