BREAKING NEWS: Indonesia now has the highest Covid-19 cases among ASEAN Countries

Indonesia is now the country with the highest number of Covid-19 infection cases in Southeast Asia, surpassing Singapore. As of Wednesday (6/17), Indonesia had recorded around 41,431 confirmed cases of Covid-19, around 16,243 recoveries and 2,276 deaths.

According to statistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Singapore has a slightly less number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 41,216, as well as 26 deaths.

The Philippines currently has the third highest cases of Covid-19 in ASEAN with 26,781, with 1,103 deaths.

“Today there are 1,031 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, with the total number reaching 41,431” said the Government Covid-19 Spokesperson Achmad Yurianto at a press conference at Graha BNPB in Jakarta on Wednesday (6/17).

Yurianto said that confirmed cases of Covid-19 increased by 1,031. Positive patients who recovered reached 540 people and deaths increased by 45 people.

The data submitted by Yurianto is a number obtained by the Covid-19 Task Force from the region as of 12.00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) this afternoon. In addition the government has tested 19,757 specimens, bringing the total number tested to 559,872 specimens.

A day earlier, Tuesday (6/16), the number of patients with confirmed cases of Covid-19 reached 40,400 cases. Meanwhile, the number of patients recovering numbered 15,703 and 2,231 patients had died.

The increase in confirmed cases yesterday reached 1,106, originating from a number of regions. Five provinces contributed the most new confirmed cases, namely East Java with 245 cases and South Sulawesi with 175 cases. South Kalimantan followed with 169 cases, Jakarta – 101 cases, Central Java – 56 cases and South Sumatra with 50 cases.

In the Asian region, India became the country with the highest number of Covid-19 cases, reaching 354,161 with 11,921 deaths.

 

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