An aerial view of Pondok Rangon Covid-19 cemetery in East Jakarta on July 19, 2020. (B1 Photo/Joanito de Saojoao)
Aerial View of Jakarta’s Covid-19 Graves
BY :JOANITO DE SAOJOAO
JULY 20, 2020
Jakarta. The Covid-19 outbreak has killed 4,143 people in Indonesia, including 736 in Jakarta as of Sunday.
The daily death toll hit a record 127 on Sunday to conclude the deadliest week in the country’s outbreak to date. The country has been averaging 77 deaths since Monday.
The government's figure doesn't include deaths from probable cases, although a lot more deceased patients have been buried under the Covid-19 protocol.
The capital city is one of the worst-hit provinces with more than 16,500 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, second only to East Java. It has opened a public cemetery designated for Covid-19 victims in Pondok Rangon, East Jakarta.
Many new graves have appeared there over the last several weeks.