June 15, 2020, 05.53 PM

As of June 15, the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of 2,198 people. Singapore's fatality rate with 25 deaths as of June 12 provides a stark comparison.

The average fatality rate for other Southeast Asian countries is 2.7 percent while Indonesia’s stands at 5.6.

The National Covid-19 Task Force announced on June 15 that there are an additional 1,017 new coronavirus cases in Indonesia.

The number pushes further Indonesia’s surge in new infections as the central and regional governments ramp up aggressive testing and contact tracing.

Indonesia currently has 39,294 active cases of coronavirus although the majority of those infected have mild symptoms.

Reading the numbers

The Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Task Force at UNS Hospital, Tonang Dwi Ardyanto, said that based on the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s data from June 3, Covid-19 deaths of those with a pre-existing condition make up 26.34 percent.

Covid-19 deaths of people who had more than one pre-existing condition make up more than 50 percent of total coronavirus-related deaths.

Read Also: Indonesia’s Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 2000 Mark

Patients who passed away purely from Covid-19 in Indonesia make up 7.31 percent which, according to Tonang, is far lower than other countries where the estimate is around 20 percent.

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