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Indonesia daily Covid deaths top Brazil as the world’s highest

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Indonesia has topped Brazil in reporting the highest number of daily deaths attributed to Covid-19, even as new cases start to ease in the Southeast Asian country.

There were 1,093 fatalities in Indonesia in the 24 hours through midday Sunday, the government announced via Twitter. The figure a day earlier was 1,092, while on Saturday Brazil reported 868 deaths.

Indonesia said Sunday that new infections were 44,721, the least in nearly a week yet still the highest in Asia. The current covid-19 wave in Indonesia has overwhelmed hospitals and depleted the country’s oxygen supply, even as the government adds beds and imports oxygen tanks.

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