COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia surpasses 900

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The Indonesian government reported that 35 new deaths of the COVID-19 were registered yesterday, raising the total fatalities in the archipelagic country to 930, the highest in Southeast Asia.

At a press conference, the government’s spokesperson for the COVID-19-related matters Achmad Yurianto said there were 338 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of infections to 12,776.

Meanwhile, 64 more people have been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients stand at 2,381.

According to data provided by Yurianto, also a Health Ministry official, the number of suspected COVID-19 cases is 28,508.

A woman sells face masks to motorists in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. PHOTO: AFP