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Indonesia COVID deaths soar as hundreds perish outside hospitals

'Tip of the iceberg': Oxygen shortages add to woes of overloaded clinics

Workers load empty coffins for COVID-19 victims into an ambulance to be distributed to a hospital in Jakarta on Monday.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's COVID-19 crisis further deepened on Monday, as records were set for daily cases and fatalities amid reports of people dying during self-isolation and overloaded hospitals struggling with oxygen shortages.

One woman contacted by Nikkei Asia told of several deaths recently among colleagues and other people she knew.

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