Up Again; Indonesia Logs 35,867 New Covid-19 Cases

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  • Workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) take a break while preparing a grave at a burial area provided by the government for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims as the case surges, in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, July 15, 2021. Indonesia recorded 56,757 new cases on Thursday, surpassing the daily infections tally of India, which at its peak in May saw more than 400,000 daily cases. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    Workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) take a break while preparing a grave at a burial area provided by the government for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims as the case surges, in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, July 15, 2021. Indonesia recorded 56,757 new cases on Thursday, surpassing the daily infections tally of India, which at its peak in May saw more than 400,000 daily cases. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia continues to log high numbers of new Covid-19 infections. On Wednesday noon, August 4, authorities reported 35,867 new cases of coronavirus infection, almost 2,000 more than yesterday's record.

    Indonesia now has a total caseload of 3,532,567 since the virus was first identified in the nation in early March last year. 

    The number of people who lost their coronavirus battles also increased compared to yesterday. Indonesia reported 1,747 deaths over the last 24 hours, 149 more than yesterday. This brings the nation's Covid-19 death toll to 100,636.

    However, today's number of recoveries was 34,251 cases, almost 3,000 more than yesterday's. Indonesia now has 2,907,920 Covid survivors.  

    The Indonesian government as of today is still monitoring 146,820  people suspected of having contracted the virus. 

    This information was delivered by the Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force. All data and statistics are accessible to the public at Covid19.go.id.

    Read: U.S. Provides Indonesia with $30m Urgent Covid-19 Assistance

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