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Indonesia reports Southeast Asia's highest coronavirus fatalities

International Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2020-04-04 12:04:31 PM
Indonesia reports Southeast Asia's highest coronavirus fatalities
Indonesia reports Southeast Asia's highest coronavirus fatalities

Indonesia reported its first two coronavirus cases on March 2, and has tallied 1,986 confirmed cases and 181 deaths as of April 3, making it the country with the most coronavirus deaths and the highest fatality rate in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia's death rate stood at 9.1 percent compared to 5.2 worldwide as of Friday. In comparison, the Philippines had a 4.5 percent death rate and Malaysia had a 1.6 percent rate during the same period, although both countries have higher number of cases with more than 3,000 each.

Some 95 health workers in the capital Jakarta, the hardest-hit part of the country, have been infected with coronavirus, according to the news portal Kompas.com on April 3. At least 13 have died as of April 2, according to the government.

Source: Al Jazeera News

BDST: 1204 HRS, APR 04, 2020
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