COVID-19: Indonesia's death toll rises to 55

COVID-19: Indonesia's death toll rises to 55

Government spokesperson for COVID-19 response, Achmad Yurianto.  (ANTARA/ Dhemas Reviyanto/aww)

There are 107 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 686
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of coronavirus deaths in Indonesia rose to 55 on Tuesday, while the number of positive cases climbed by 107 to 686, said Achmad Yurianto, the government spokesperson for COVID-19 response.

"There are 107 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 686," Yurianto said here on Tuesday.

The new cases were reported between March 23 and March 24.

The new COVID-19 cases emerged from Jakarta (70), East Java (10), Banten (9), North Sumatra (5), Central Java (4), Yogyakarta (1), West Java (1), West Kalimantan (1), Central Kalimantan (1), West Nusa Tenggara (1), South Sumatra (1), North Sulawesi (1), Riau (1), and Papua (1).

As there were no further reports of recovery, the number of patients who have recovered from the virus remained unchanged at 30, he said.

Yurianto noted that the Indonesian government had done its utmost to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Tuesday, the number of infections globally had crossed 392 thousand, with the death toll touching 17,147 and 103,393 patients recovering from the disease.

China recorded the highest number of cases at 81,171, followed by Italy with 63,927 cases, the United States 46,116, Spain 35,136, and Germany 29,056.

In Southeast Asia, Malaysia recorded the most infections with 1,624 confirmed cases and 15 deaths, followed by Thailand with 827 cases and 4 deaths. (INE)


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