Latest: Indonesia ranks first in daily Covid-19 additions, beating India

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Based on data from Worldometers.info on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 8.30 a.m. WIB, Indonesia comes first in the daily addition of Covid-19 cases. 56,757 cases were recorded on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

In second place comes Brazil with 52,789 cases, then Great Britain with 48,553, in fourth place India with 39,072 and finally the USA with 36,431 cases.

Worldometers.info also found Indonesia ranked second with additional daily deaths. Based on the data collected, the number of deaths rose by 928 people on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

The highest number of deaths was Brazil with 1,552 cases. In third place is Russia with 791 deaths, India with 544 cases. In fifth place is Colombia with 496 cases.

Meanwhile, the Coordination Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the explosion in Covid cases in recent days was due to the Delta variant. “I ask for your understanding that this delta variant is a variant that cannot be controlled,” said Luhut at a press conference on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Luhut stated that the recent surge in Covid-19 cases has not only occurred in Indonesia. He gave an example: England and the Netherlands saw an increase in cases on July 13. In fact, said Luhut, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte even apologized for agreeing to take off the mask some time ago.

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