On Wednesday (4/8), Indonesia became the first Southeast Asian country with a total death toll over 100,000 due to Covid-19.
This figure was obtained after the Covid-19 Task Force reported that an additional 1,747 people died from Covid-19 infection on Wednesday.
To date, Indonesia has recorded 100,636 deaths due to Covid-19 since the coronavirus pandemic struck last year.
Based on Worldometer data, Indonesia’s total deaths are far ahead of the Philippines, which ranks second in Southeast Asia with a total of 28,381 deaths.
Myanmar ranks third in Southeast Asia with 10,695 deaths, followed by Malaysia with a total of 9,855 Covid-19 deaths.
The total death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia soared throughout July, reaching 35,274, up 348 % compared to June.
“From June to July, over one month there was an increase in monthly deaths of 27,409 or an increase of 348 % or 4 times higher than the number of deaths in June,” said Head of Data and Information Technology of the Covid-19 Task Force, Dewi Nur Aisyah on Wednesday (4/8).
The death toll started to increase in May with the addition of 552 cases or 12.22 % compared to April. Deaths also increased in June with the addition of 2,798 cases or an increase of 55.22 %.
According to Dewi, the number of deaths increased every week throughout July. In the last week, the average number of deaths per day peaked at 1,582.
Up to 87.71 % of deaths in July were spread over 10 provinces, including Central Java, East Java, the Greater Jakarta Area, West Java, Special District of Yogyakarta, East Kalimantan, Riau, Riau Islands, South Sumatra, and Bali.
The highest percentage increase in deaths was in East Kalimantan, with an increase of 1,167 %. Bali increased 955 %, Central Java jumped 521 %, East Java rose 512 %, and Yogyakarta increased 389 %.
Analyzed by district/city, the areas that contributed the most deaths throughout July were Semarang, East Jakarta, Garut, West Jakarta, Karawang, and South Jakarta.