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Hospitals Overwhelmed, Deaths Rise

The number of Covid-19 cases in several regions has soared. This has caused health facilities to become overwhelmed. This emergency situation must be anticipated with comprehensive steps.

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Tunjungan Plaza tenant employees take a mass antigen swab test on the ground floor of Tunjungan Plaza 6, Surabaya, East Java, Thursday (17/6/2021). As an effort to break the chain of spread of Covid-19, the Surabaya City Government continues to carry out tracing by conducting mass antigen swab tests to public places such as markets and malls.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS – The surge in the number of Covid-19 patients has overwhelmed hospitals and isolation wards. A number of patients with severe symptoms who need immediate treatment have difficulty in getting treatment.

The Covid-19 Task Force noted that daily cases in Indonesia increased by 12,624 cases on Thursday (17/6/2021), the highest record since 30 January 2021. The number of fatalities increased by 277 people, the highest since 3 April 2021.

Editor: Syahnan Rangkuti
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