Friday 22nd of October 2021

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Indonesia has overtaken India

2021-07-16 5667


(Hemantha Thusitha Kumara)


On Wednesday (14), the number of COVID – 19 patients reached 54,517 in Indonesia.  It is the highest number of infections ever recorded in the country in a day. Indonesia, where the population is around 270 million, has been severely affected by the virus. Indonesia is reporting more daily patients than India which has become the new hub for the disease in Asia.  

Experts say Indonesia's healthcare system could be on the brink of disaster if the outbreak continues. Not enough people are tested for the virus and a survey published last Saturday revealed that out of 10.6 million residents of Jakarta nearly 50% have been infected so far.