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Indonesia has maintained it unenviable slot atop the global average rankings for deaths attributable to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking earlier this week, national COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito said the country’s average mortality rate was currently sitting at 4.68%, a figure in his own words “not good news, considering that the global mortality rate is 3.79%.”

Wiku did add, however, that the death rate in the 17,500 island nation was declining, and had done so gradually since April, when the death rate was a disturbing 8.64%.

Indonesia remains the worst affected nation in East Asia, and currently ranks 23rd in the world in terms of total cases just behind Canada.
East Java, home of the bustling city of Surabaya is currently the worst affected area in the country with almost 1,800 total deaths at time of typing.
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