Indonesia’s capital Jakarta continues to be hardest hit city, confirming more than 254,000 coronavirus patients as of Tuesday, including 4,077 deaths. Only 8.5 percent of a total 8,066 hospital beds in the city were left for new patients as of Tuesday, while beds with ventilators were filled. Other provinces across the country’s most densely populated island of Java, such as West Java, East Java and Yogyakarta, have also been seeing high bed occupancy rates, up to 95 percent, in the past few weeks. Even in Jakarta’s neighboring province of Banten, the occupancy rates reached 100 percent last week. […] The government has issued a circular urging private hospital owners across the country to allocate up to 40 percent of beds for coronavirus patients, Kadir said.
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