Indonesia reports record 1,040 virus deaths in 24 hours
Local disaster mitigation agency personnel in personal protective equipment (PPE) carry the coffin of a person who passed away due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a funeral in Tegal, Central Java province, Indonesia, June 30, 2021, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Oky Lukmansyah via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT.
Indonesia on Wednesday reported a daily record of 1,040 COVID-19 deaths while fresh infections topped 34,000 as the Southeast Asian nation grapples with its deadliest Covid-19 wave since the pandemic began.
The official death toll spiked from 728 virus fatalities on Tuesday, while new cases shot up to 34,379 from 31,189 cases a day earlier, the health ministry said.