Covid-19 claims lives of 640 doctors in Indonesia

Web Desk News Agency

05th Aug, 2021. 06:06 pm

JAKARTA: At least 640 Indonesian doctors have died of Covid-19 infections since the virus was detected in the Southeast Asian country in March last year, the Indonesian Medical Association revealed on Wednesday. 

According to the association, among the 640 doctors, 347 were general practitioners, 284 were specialists and nine were residents. It further maintained that the majority of doctors who died of Covid-19 were men, totalling 535 or 83.6 per cent, and 105 others or 16.4 per cent were women. 

The highest number of doctors who died of the disease occurred in July this year, totalling 199 when hospitals were overwhelmed by a surge in cases due to the appearance of more infectious Delta variant, followed by January 2021 (65), December 2020 (59), and June 2021 (52). 

The province with the highest number of doctor deaths due to Covid-19 is East Java (140), followed by Central Java (96), Jakarta (94), and West Java (94).–Xinhua

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