Indonesia reports 557 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 53 new deaths

JAKARTA (XINHUA) – The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 557 within one day to 25,773, with the death toll adding by 53 to 1,573, Achmad Yurianto, a Health Ministry official, said at a press conference yesterday.

According to him, 523 more people had been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients stand at 7,015.

The pandemic has spread to all the 34 provinces in the archipelagic country. Authorities have been conducting coronavirus tests in the affected areas and ordered the public to always wear masks to curb the spread.

A motorist wearing a face mask rides past a coronavirus themed mural in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta. PHOTO: AP