More than 100 Indonesian doctors dead from COVID-19: official

The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) said on Monday that at least 100 Indonesian doctors have died of COVID-19 as the number of cases and fatalities across the archipelago continues to rise.

The association has released a written statement among others, reporting names of medical professionals who have died of the coronavirus between March and August 2020.

“One hundred doctors have died while handling COVID-19 cases. The death toll of other medical workers has also climbed,” the association’s Chairman Daeng Faqih, said in a statement.

The pandemic has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces.

On Monday, the Indonesian government confirmed 2,743 new infections, with the death toll adding to 7,417. Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients has increased to 125,959.

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