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Indonesia posts record daily COVID-19 cases as variant fear grows

Total surpasses 2 million in country struggling to contain second wave

Municipal workers carry the coffin of a COVID-19 victim at a burial area in Jakarta on June 21.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia posted a record 14,536 new daily confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, its highest since the pandemic started, with cumulative cases surpassing the 2 million mark.

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